As 30 Rock wraps up its seven-season run on NBC, the star talks about why he chose to take on the role of Jack Donaghy in the first place and about looking to NBC bigwig Lorne Michaels for inspiration in creating the character.
The writer, actress and comedian has helmed the hit NBC show — which will have its series finale on January 31 — for seven seasons, during which time she's had two kids, been in a few movies and written a memoir called Bossypants.
Fey's impersonation of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin helped draw record audiences to Saturday Night Live in the fall of 2008. The former head writer for SNL opens up about politics, satire and her Emmy Award-winning sitcom, 30 Rock, which will have its series finale on January 31.
There has been a lot of talk lately about violence and society. Entertainment industry representatives insist violent entertainment does not make people violent. But television critic Eric Deggans points out: The TV industry is based on commercials, which is based on the idea that at least some people will do what their TV shows tell them to do.
The Sisterhood is a new reality show about the lives and struggles of five Atlanta-area preachers' wives. The show has been likened to the Real Housewives franchise and has drawn criticism for its warts-and-all portrayal of the women. But they say they felt called by God to participate.
Reality TV shows have gotten big ratings over the past few years — and the crazier they are, the more popular. Some people say it's just harmless entertainment, but critics say the on-screen fighting and confrontations have disturbing effects on young women.
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