Tina Fey

'30 Rock' star/creator makes room for laughter

It was a roller-coaster year for Fey, whose long-gestating effort to mount a network sitcom finally paid off with the fall 2006 debut of “30 Rock.” Problem was, auds were slow to find the show, despite critical raves. For weeks, “30 Rock” seemed poised for cancellation, but NBC stuck with it, and its decision to greenlight a second season paid off with the show’s win for best comedy at September’s Emmys. Ratings so far this season have been decent, while Fey continues to be in demand on the bigscreen.

Point of view

“We’re still grateful to the Emmy committee for proving what I’ve always said about our show: that if you take a group of people and lock them in a room and make them watch it, they will usually like it,” Fey says.

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