NBC to air a live episode of ‘30 roCk’

Austin American-Statesman - - SATURDAY BRIEFING -

NBC says “30 Rock” is go­ing live this fall. The net­work said Fri­day that a live episode of the com­edy will air Oct. 14 and will be per­formed twice so that both East and West Coast view­ers get to see it that way.

NBC ex­ec­u­tives told the Tele­vi­sion Crit­ics As­so­ci­a­tion that “30 Rock” ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers Tina Fey and Lorne

Michaels were ap­proached about a live episode and were up for the chal­lenge. Fey, the show’s star and cre­ator, is fa­mil­iar with live TV from her “Satur­day Night Live” days. Michaels cre­ated and pro­duces that show.

Tina Fey

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