The Straits Times
Published on Feb 01, 2013

US comedy show 30 Rock bows after seven seasons


LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Award-winning United States comedy 30 Rock bowed out after seven seasons on Thursday, with a double helping of the cult TV show starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin.

The multiple Emmy-winning comedy show - about the cast of a TV comedy sketch show - has featured a who's who of guest celebrities over the years, including Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Calvin Klein.

Its last hour-long episode was twice the usual length, bringing down the curtain on a show named after 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the New York address of NBC television studios.

30 Rock first aired in October 2006, loosely based on writer Fey's years on Saturday Night Live - the long-running show where she famously imitated then Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.