You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

TCA: Jerry Seinfeld back at “30 Rock”

POSTED BY STUART LEVINE

JerryseinfeldJerry Seinfeld is coming home to the Peacock.

Comedian-actor, whose show became a signature for the network, will appear as himself in the first episode of “30 Rock” when the sitcom returns on Oct. 4.

NBC is hoping the appearance of Seinfeld will give the highly praised comedy a ratings shot in the arm. The show, which stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, returns at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, as part of the Peacock’s comedy block, in addition to “My Name Is Earl,” “The Office” and “Scrubs.”

“Thursday night is a poweful comedy lineup for NBC. To have Jerry join ’30 Rock’ for the second-season launch is impressive, to him return even for one night in his old Thursday night turf is just classic,” said NBC topper Ben Silverman.

“I think it’s going to be so refreshing for me to be playing myself in a show that has nothing to do with neurotic, dysfuctional New York characters,” Seinfeld quipped, tongue planted firmly in cheek.

Added Fey, who also acts as exec producer: “Finally, my parents have an excuse to watch the show.”

— Stuart Levine

More TV

  • Marvel's Runaways Review

    TV Review: 'Marvel's Runaways' on Hulu

    POSTED BY STUART LEVINE Jerry Seinfeld is coming home to the Peacock. Comedian-actor, whose show became a signature for the network, will appear as himself in the first episode of “30 Rock” when the sitcom returns on Oct. 4. NBC is hoping the appearance of Seinfeld will give the highly praised comedy a ratings shot […]

  • This Is Us Season 2

    Delayed Viewing Ratings: 8 of Top 25 Shows Double in Week 6

    POSTED BY STUART LEVINE Jerry Seinfeld is coming home to the Peacock. Comedian-actor, whose show became a signature for the network, will appear as himself in the first episode of “30 Rock” when the sitcom returns on Oct. 4. NBC is hoping the appearance of Seinfeld will give the highly praised comedy a ratings shot […]

  • Charlie Rose Sexual Misconduct

    CBS, PBS, Bloomberg Suspend Charlie Rose Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

    POSTED BY STUART LEVINE Jerry Seinfeld is coming home to the Peacock. Comedian-actor, whose show became a signature for the network, will appear as himself in the first episode of “30 Rock” when the sitcom returns on Oct. 4. NBC is hoping the appearance of Seinfeld will give the highly praised comedy a ratings shot […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content