30 Rock: Season 5

30 Rock: Season 5

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Tina Fey's classic comedy series stars Fey as the head writer for a late-night TV variety show in New York, trying  juggle all the egos around her while chasing her own dream. 

2010Rating: TV-14United States of AmericaBroadway Video, Little Stranger, Universal Television
Comedy

Episodes

EPISODE 5.1

The Fabian Strategy

Jack begins to meddle in Liz's new relationship with Carol.

EPISODE 5.2

When It Rains, It Pours

Liz uses her newfound confidence to solve Pete's problem with... More a difficult editor (Paul Giamatti); Jack tries to cheat mortality; Tracy vows to be present when his wife gives birth.

EPISODE 5.3

Let's Stay Together

Jack must appear before Congress to discuss NBC's merger with... More KableTown. He hopes that he will charm celebrity members, but one Congresswoman, Regina Bookman, demands more diversity in its programming lineup. Jack quickly enlists Tracy to come up with some new development ideas. Meanwhile, Liz is fed up with the flack her writing staff gives her, and Jenna helps Kenneth reapply to the extremely competitive Page Program.

EPISODE 5.4

Live Show

On show night, Liz Lemon grows increasingly infuriated when no... More one seems to remember that it's her 40th birthday. Just before the taping, Tracy Jordan becomes convinced that nothing is funnier than a performer laughing and breaking character, which he elects to do all night, much to Jenna Maroney's chagrin. Meanwhile, Jack Donaghy struggles with the consequences of his promise to give up drinking while Avery is pregnant. The episode was filmed twice. The East Coast version aired for the Eastern, Central and Mountain time zones. The West Coast version was aired in the western, Alaskan and Hawaiian time zones.

EPISODE 5.5

Reaganing

Jack's determined to save Liz's relationship with Carol and Tracy... More shoots a commercial.

EPISODE 5.6

Gentleman's Intermission

Avery Jessup becomes suspicious of the relationship her fiancé Jack... More Donaghy has with his employee and friend Liz Lemon, so she orders Jack to set boundaries in their friendship. This proves a problem for Liz when her father, Dick Lemon arrives in town on a break from his marriage. Meanwhile, actor Tracy Jordan is upset when he discovers that his pre-recorded NBC obituary shows him to have done nothing worthwhile in his life, whilst Jenna Maroney learns of the video obituaries, she decides to make a video of her own.

EPISODE 5.7

Brooklyn Without Limits

"Brooklyn Without Limits" is the seventh episode of the fifth... More season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock, and the 87th overall episode of the series. It was written by co-executive producer Ron Weiner and directed by Michael Engler. The episode originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company network in the United States on November 11, 2010. In the episode, Liz Lemon finds a pair of jeans that make her look sexy, but which leave her with an unexpected moral dilemma; Jack Donaghy attempts to stop Regina Bookman being elected by endorsing her political rival Steven Austin; and a jealous Jenna Maroney attempts to sabotage the chances of the new Tracy Jordan film winning a Golden Globe Award.

EPISODE 5.8

College

Jack worries that GE's microwave sales have improved too much... More without his help and tries to find glitches in their newest design. Meanwhile, Liz partakes in a crew lottery despite Jenna and Tracy's warning her not to do so. Elsewhere, the TGS writers discover that Jack is the voice of an online dictionary's pronunciation guide.

EPISODE 5.9

Chain Reaction Of Mental Anguish

Jack recommends that Liz start seeing a therapist when she... More worries that Carol is getting bored with their relationship. In an attempt to take Jack's advice, Liz begins talking to Kenneth about her problems. Jack also finds himself caught up in one of Tracy's schemes when Tracy tries to convince him to invest in his son's theme restaurant in Times Square. Meanwhile, Jenna and Paul celebrate their six month anniversary.

EPISODE 5.10

Christmas Attack Zone

In the episode, Liz Lemon and Avery Jessup convince Jack... More Donaghy to confide in and grow closer to his visiting mother Colleen Donaghy at Christmas time. At the same time, actor Tracy Jordan tries to stop the release of his new film before it ruins his new serious persona, and Liz also tries to fix Jenna Maroney's relationship with her former boyfriend Paul L'Astname.

EPISODE 5.11

Mrs. Donaghy

In the episode, the fictitious show The Girlie Show with... More Tracy Jordan staff are affected by budget cuts at NBC. Meanwhile, Jack Donaghy married his girlfriend Avery Jessup but following the wedding he learns that the minister did not marry the two of them. At the same time, TGS star Jenna Maroney shares a dressing room with her co-star Danny Baker, and Tracy Jordan has a health scare.

EPISODE 5.12

Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning

In the episode, Jack Donaghy decides to pre-tape a celebrity... More benefit for a natural disaster, but his plan goes terribly wrong. Meanwhile, Tracy Jordan continues to drive Liz Lemon crazy with his irresponsibility. However, when a reality show camera crew starts to follow Tracy around, Liz tries to use it to her advantage.

EPISODE 5.13

¡Qué Sorpresa!

Jack Donaghy meets with Kabletown's boss, Hank Hooper. Jack doesn't... More like Hank's tactics of being a friendly boss and, in order to impress him, steals Kenneth Parcell's idea. Liz Lemon keeps Avery Jessup's pregnancy from relentless reporter Carmen Chao. Meanwhile, Tracy Jordan and Jenna Maroney fight over a sweatshirt.

EPISODE 5.14

Double-Edged Sword

Jack Donaghy heads to Toronto with his wife, Avery. When... More she goes into labor, they try their best to get back to the United States with the help of a meth smuggler, Lorne. Meanwhile, Liz Lemon boards a plane with her boyfriend, Carol, as the pilot. Things do not go well when the plane has not flown yet and Carol keeps telling them that they will leave "in about half an hour" several times. Elsewhere, Tracy Jordan deals with the pressure of having won an EGOT and the formal expectations that he has to meet.

EPISODE 5.15

It's Never Too Late for Now

"It's Never Too Late For Now" is the fifteenth episode... More of the fifth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock, and the 95th overall episode of the series. It was directed by John Riggi, and written by Vali Chandrasekaran. The episode originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company network in the United States on February 15, 2011. Guest stars in this episode include Eion Bailey, Adriane Lenox, and Sue Galloway. In the episode, Liz Lemon decides to give up on love and tries being a spinster but eventually meets a man named Anders. However, there is more going on than there first seems. Meanwhile, Jack Donaghy finds it hard to negotiate a proper salary with his night nurse, Sherry since she has some sort of leverage on him; and Pete Hornberger and Frank Rossitano form a band and write a song.

EPISODE 5.16

TGS Hates Women

The Girlie Show with Tracy Jordan is accused of being... More misogynistic, so Liz Lemon hires a female writer, Abby Flynn in order to prove that it isn't. However, she becomes frustrated when it turns out that Abby is provocative and extremely stereotypical. At the same time, Jack Donaghy formulates a plan to one day become the CEO of Kabletown, but to do that he needs to eliminate his competition, the current CEO's granddaughter, Kaylee Hooper.

EPISODE 5.17

Queen of Jordan

Jack Donaghy convinces Liz to convince Angie to convince Tracy... More to come back from Africa. Meanwhile, Frank is found by his lost love. Throughout the episode, Jack gets into embarrassing situations and Jenna tries to be the focus of the reality show's cameras.

EPISODE 5.18

Plan B

Liz Lemon discovers that without Tracy Jordan, NBC is putting... More TGS on a forced hiatus. However, when she passes on the news to the cast and crew, they all assume that the show will be cancelled and turn to their backup plans, leading Liz to wonder about her own. Meanwhile, Jack Donaghy is forced to hire his nemesis Devon Banks in order to turn around his disastrous acquisition of TWINKS, a network for gay men.

EPISODE 5.19

I Heart Connecticut

Liz and Kenneth try to find Tracy's whereabouts before "TGS"... More can be canceled. Meanwhile Pete, feeling emasculated, challenges the writers and crew to a contest of strength.

EPISODE 5.20

100 (1)

With TGS facing imminent cancellation, Jack asks Hank Hooper to... More allow them to do their 100th episode as a final chance to prove they deserve a place on the air. Amidst the chaos of show preparation, Jack starts doubting a key decision in his life, and Jenna contemplates motherhood.

EPISODE 5.21

100 (2)

With TGS facing imminent cancellation, Jack asks Hank Hooper to... More allow them to do their 100th episode as a final chance to prove they deserve a place on the air. Meanwhile, Jack questions a life decision of his and Jenna wonders if motherhood is for her.

EPISODE 5.22

Everything Sunny All the Time Always

Liz realizes that she needs to take control of her... More personal life by fixing up her dream apartment, but she encounters an obstacle along the way. Meanwhile, Jack has his own problems to deal with when Avery is held hostage. Elsewhere, Tracy finds out that Kenneth, Dotcom and Grizz have bonded in his absence.

EPISODE 5.23

Respawn

Tracy interrupts Liz's summer vacation. Meanwhile Jack feels lonely and... More turns to Kenneth, while Jenna must choose between being the Wool Council spokeswoman and her relationship with Paul.

30 Rock: Season 5 | Release Details

30 Rock: Season 5 is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ+.