Well, here was an upset that made some sense. It’s a little generous for a first-year show that took more than half of its frosh season to find its groove, IMHO, but it almost feels like a vote of confidence from Emmy voters to the woebegone TV comedy and that there is hope for the future. “30 Rock’s” multi-tasker-in-chief Tina Fey was charmingly humble in her backstage remarks.
“Because we shoot in New York, and we’re not the highest rated show, I feel like we’re not really on TV — they are putting these shows on TV, right? It sort of feels like it legitimizes us a little bit.” sort of feels like it legitimzes it a little bit.”
Fey sez she feels good about the plans for season two with cool guests a la Edie Falco, David Schimmer and Jerry Seinfeld lined up. But she’s also wary of getting “too stunty” with too many guest stars.
“We have a very deep bench” in the regular cast, Fey observed. When asked the inevitable Q about writing strong roles for femmes, Fey and costar Jane Krakowski feel into a bit. “Jane is very physically strong,” Fey said. “She can lift a Volkswagen.”