Sunday, September 19, 2010

'30 Rock': Episode Synopsis for 3 episodes of season 5

“The Fabian Strategy” – Thursday, September 23, at 8:30 p.m. ET
Determined to help Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) keep a man for once, Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) meddles in her burgeoning relationship with Carol (guest star Matt Damon). At home, he also struggles to compromise with Avery (guest star Elizabeth Banks) as she redecorates his apartment. Meanwhile, Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) has trouble coming to grips with Kenneth Parcell’s (Jack McBrayer) termination as a Page and Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) becomes “TGS’s” newest producer. Also starring Judah Friedlander, Scott Adsit, Keith Powell and Katrina Bowden.

“When it Rains, it Pours” – Thursday, September 30, at 8:30 p.m. ET
When Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) is surprised that more men have been noticing her, Jenna (Jane Krakowski) explains that she is coming off as more confident because of her new relationship. In turn, she uses her confidence to solve Pete’s (Scott Adsit) problem with a persnickety editor (guest star Paul Giamatti). Meanwhile, Jack (Alec Baldwin) decides he must cheat mortality in order to teach his and Avery’s (guest star Elizabeth Banks) unborn son how to live. Elsewhere, Tracy (Tracy Morgan) is determined to be there when his wife gives birth, and a mystery man is making sure Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) work at “TGS” is still getting done. Also starring Judah Friedlander. Sherri Shepherd, “Cash Cab’s” Ben Bailey. Brian Williams and Kelly O’Donnell guest star as well.

“Let’s Stay Together” – Thursday, October 7, at 8:30 p.m. ET
Jack (Alec Baldwin) must appear before Congress to discuss NBC’s merger with KableTown. He hopes that he will charm celebrity members (guest star Rob Reiner), but one Congresswoman, Regina Bookman (guest star Queen Latifah), demands more diversity in its programming lineup. Jack quickly enlists Tracy (Tracy Morgan) to come up with some new development ideas. Meanwhile, Liz (Tina Fey) is fed up with the flack her writing staff gives her, and Jenna (Jane Krakowski) helps Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) reapply to the extremely competitive Page Program. Also starring Judah Friedlander, Scott Adsit and Keith Powell