[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the series finale of 30 Rock, so if you haven't seen it yet, grab some Sabor de Soledad and get on it!]
Early next year, Kelsey Grammer will again play himself on NBC's 30 Rock and get involved in a scheme orchestrated by Jenna and Kenneth, reuniting the "Best Friends Gang," as dubbed by the trio themselves in Grammer's first episode.
"This time the scam is much bigger," Kelsey told me at a TV Academy event for his Starz series, Boss. "It's the first time in history I...
Edie Falco and Alec Baldwin in 30 Rock by Nicole Rivelli/NBC Photo
Every week, after laughing myself silly at the warped lunacy of 30 Rock on Thursday nights and then being greeted by the stubbornly low ratings on Friday morning, Im more than ever convinced that this inspired comedy is the new Arrested Development. (And not just because its a dark-horse Emmy winner, also taking home the best-comedy trophy after its first season.) Heres another cult classic that is apparently too off-kilter to be more than an acquired taste, unfortunately destined to fly under the radar.This view isnt coming from a comedy snob. I get a kick out of most of CBS more mainstream Monday comedies, including the new Big Bang Theory, which gets funnier and more confident by the week. On Thursdays Im still delighted by 30 Rocks time-period rival, the sweetly campy Ugly Betty. But 30 Rock strikes me as something special, something to treasure, firing on all burners with a wild and hilariously absurdist sensibility.This weeks epi...