There are a lot of fans of the brilliant 30 Rock in the UK, in spite of the abhorrent treatment the show has received from UK broadcasters thus far.
To be fair to current broadcaster Comedy Central, since they picked up the show they’ve actually showcased the show in a fashion befitting a show of such quality, which is something Channel 5 never did when they had the rights.
That’s why it was so disappointing when part way through its airing of season 5 of 30 Rock, Comedy Central suddenly pulled the plug with barely an explanation as to why.
It later became apparent that the flawed logic behind this move was that as season six had been delayed in the US due to Tina Fey’s pregnancy, that Comedy Central had decided that rather than have a gargantuan gap between seasons five and six, they would break up season five into two parts thus closing the gap between the end of season five and the start of season six. Somewhere, to someone, that logic does actually make a modicum of sense.
All that is ancient history now however, as Comedy Central have finally announced a return date for the second part of season five of 30 Rock and it’s as close as next week! Rejoice!
30 Rock Season Five will return on Friday 4th November 2011 on Comedy Central UK.