Universal City, July 25, 2007 – The workplace happenings of a popular live comedy show reach new levels of hilarity when 30 Rock
: Season 1 comes to DVD on September 4 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Nominated for ten 2007 Primetime Emmy® Awards including best actor, best actress, best comedy writing and best comedy series, 30 Rock
is created and executive produced by Tina Fey
, who previously won an Emmy® for her writing on NBC's Saturday Night Live
. Fey headlines an irreverent cast that includes Alec Baldwin
(The Good Shepherd
, The Departed
) in a role that earned him a lead actor Emmy® nomination as well as Golden Globe® and SAG® awards, and Tracy Morgan
, "Saturday Night Live").
Liz Lemon (Fey), head writer of live variety show, has enough on her hands without having to deal with brash network honcho Jack Donaghy (Baldwin) in this witty look behind the scenes of a live sketch comedy series. Donaghy, the new Vice President of East Coast Television and Microwave Oven Programming, turns the show upside down when he insists that Liz add mentally unbalanced movie star Tracy Jordan (Morgan) to the cast of "The Girlie Show" to attract more male viewers. Jordan's outrageous antics and Donaghy's clueless contributions to the show leave Liz little time for her already disastrous personal life. Jane Krakowski
adds to the show's humor as blonde bombshell Jenna Maroney.
Notable guest stars contributing to the show's comedic success include Isabella Rossellini
, Paul Reubens
, Emily Mortimer
, Rip Torn
, Will Arnett
and Elaine Stritch
, who received an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Colleen Donaghy. 30 Rock
is from Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios. The three-disc set includes all 21 episodes of 30 Rock: Season 1, plus exclusive bonus features including commentary by Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan and Jack McBrayer, hilarious deleted scenes, bloopers, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more! 30 Rock Season 1
will also be made available as two individual volumes with Volume 1 including the first 16 episodes as a two-disc set and Volume 2 including the final 5 episodes plus the bonus materials as a single disc.
Fey brings humor and wry wit first showcased on Saturday Night Live
's "Weekend Update" to the high pressure environment of the writers' room in a tongue-in-cheek send-up of the network TV business. 30 Rock: Season 1
comes just in time for viewers to catch up on the funniest insider comedy on television before the highly anticipated broadcast premiere of Season 2.