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Without "Community" The Return of "30 Rock" Isn't Nearly As "Exciting" As NBC Would Like You To Believe (No Matter How Much Tina Fey Exposes Herself)

By Rob Payne | Trailers | December 18, 2011 |

By Rob Payne | Trailers | December 18, 2011 |

But this five minute preview/behind-the-scenes look at season six is much more enticing than I would have thought prior to seeing it. Much better than the short promo from last week, but probably still not enough to make NBC Thursdays appointment television in the coming year. For me, anyway, the return of “Community” is kind of a sticking point. Your mileage may (and most likely does) vary on that, and the trailer, too:

I’m still not sure how I feel about the Kim Jong Il kidnapping plot with Jack’s wife (the always exemplary Elizabeth Banks), but I do like how the “celebrity idiot defender” version of Denise Richards may be a result of some Tracy Morgan-ish controversy for Tracy Jordan. And it looks like some nights there could be a Will Arnett double team at the top and bottom of the comedy block, with “30 Rock” leading off and “Up All Night” most likely cleaning up after “The Office.” Plus, as I mentioned, Tina Fey exposes herself:



Okay, NBC, you’ve got me on the hook. What are you going to do to reel me back in?

Rob Payne also writes the indie comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar, and his ware can be purchased here (if you’re into the sort of thing). He’s a shameless self-promoter.

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