The premiere episode features single comedy writer Liz Lemon living every comedy writer's dream - head writer on a demanding, live TV variety program in New York City, which stars one of her closest friends, the sweet, but self absorbed Jenna Maroney. Her world is turned upside down when brash new network executive Jack Donaghy interferes with her show and staff, and bullies Lemon into convincing Tracy Jordan a wild and unpredictable movie star, to join the cast.
Watch 30 Rock - Series 1 Online Free
Episodes: 21 | Released: 2006 | Certificate: 12 | Genre: Comedy | Director: Adam Bernstein
Actors: Tina Fey , Alec Baldwin , Tracy Morgan , Jane Krakowski , Jack McBrayer , Scott Adsit , Judah Friedlander
Liz Lemon must now face her writers and keep "The Girlie Show" from falling apart as her new boss, Jack Donaghy, forces creative changes to her show and the writing staff and cast learn how to deal with new star Tracy Jordan's antics. But, despite his erratic behavior, Tracy may be the one who unexpectedly pulls the cast and writers together.
Confident he can fix both Liz Lemon's sketch show and sex life, overbearing boss Jack sets Liz up on a blind date with his friend Thomas. With Liz readying herself for her blind date, Jack infiltrates the writers' weekly poker game.
After being pressured by Jack to plug GE products into her show, Liz integrates Jack himself into a sketch. While Jack hones his questionable acting chops, Frank and Toofer trick Jenna into fearing for her job and Liz wonders if Tracy is faking illiteracy to skip out on rehearsals. Scott Adsit, Jack McBrayer and Rachel Dratch also star.
Liz confesses she got back with her ex because he asked. Jack Donaghy fears that Liz is leading a life of mediocrity and takes it upon himself to be her mentor. Meanwhile, back at the show, Liz needs to deal with a physically-altered cast, including a face tattoo on Tracy; botox and collagen injections on Jenna and Josh sporting two black eyes from a run-in with an angry Regis Philbin.
Jack Donaghy bumps Jenna Maroney's scheduled appearance on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" by booking new star Tracy Jordan. Jenna, still irate over watching the show change to "TGS with Tracy Jordan," lashes out at Liz. To make matters worse, Tracy's gone off his medication and he's about to go on national television. Will Kenneth the Page fulfill his quest of finding Tracy's prescription and control his erratic behavior? Will Jenna have a nervous breakdown? And will Liz ever break up with Dennis?
Finally fed up with the boorish antics of her beeper salesman boyfriend Dennis, Liz sends him packing and attempts to hit the New York singles scene under the guidance of Jenna. Meanwhile, Jack deals with his own relationship woes, as he discovers dating a high-ranking official in the Bush Administration may be more difficult than he first thought. The war of words between Toofer and Tracy escalates, forcing some much-needed sensitivity training for the two cast members.
When the clueless teenage receptionist Cerie announces her sudden engagement to a wealthy Greek heir, Liz contemplates her own marital -- and maternal -- future, while the seemingly unbreakable Jack crumbles underneath the weight of his own "mommy issues."
While Jenna anxiously awaits the limited release of her indie film, "The Rural Juror," Liz and the writers are loathe to confess they can't even grasp the tongue-twister of a title. Meanwhile, Tracy - desperate for some financial help - heeds Jack's advice and creates his own celebrity product to endorse.
Intrigued by two MSNBC guys-the cerebral nerd "The Head" and the gorgeous hunk "The Hair"-they keep running into inside 30 Rock, Liz and Jenna decide to get serious about their dating lives, but find themselves unexpectedly switching their typical roles when Liz admits she's clicking with-and falling for-The Hair.
Liz wonders if she's actually on a date with Jack as she accompanies him to a birthday celebration for a foreign prince. While at the ball, Liz sees a different side to Jack as he unexpectedly runs in to his ex-wife. Back at 30 Rock, Tracy tempts Pete with a booze and babe-filled party in the office, while Kenneth the Page tries to keep Pete on the straight and narrow.
After the entire cast binges on some questionable seafood at the craft services table, they hunker down to pull an all nighter and cobble a new show together. While Pete completely forgets the holiday altogether, romance may be blooming between Kenneth the Page and Cerie, who is squabbling with her Greek fiance. Liz wonders if her ex Dennis may be back in her life after she receives flowers from a secret admirer. Jack, fresh from the finalization of his divorce from Bianca, wants to celebrate his new bachelorhood with Tracy, who for once wants a night alone with his wife.
After being a bit harsh on Lutz in the writer's room, Liz overhears him criticizing her iron-fisted management. Realizing she has to be more lenient with her staff, Liz adopts a more lax leadership style. Meanwhile, Jack takes Tracy along to an exclusive GE charity golf event, but Jack's hope of using Tracy to get closer to Don Geiss, the GE CEO may backfire when Tracy acts a little too much like his uncensored self amongst the corporate big wigs.
When Josh's contract is up, Jack sees an opportunity ripe for cost-cutting. While Liz tries to keep Josh in the 'TGS' cast and from jumping to a rival show, Tracy awards Kenneth the Page a coveted spot in his entourage. Meanwhile, Jenna gets into some hot water over a misquote in a popular magazine.
Jack, who needs to unload his family's staid and sub-par line of wines, persuades Ghostface Killah and hip-hop producer Ridikolus to endorse "Donaghy Estates" and introduce the next Cristal. Meanwhile, Kenneth the Page catches the eye of Ridikolus' girlfriend while attending The Source Awards with a reluctant Tracy and Liz attempts -- unsuccessfully -- to break up with Tracy's business manager.
Jack helps his down-and-out brother Eddie with a job at 'TGS' - but can the staff handle two Donaghys? Meanwhile, Liz, forced to make staff cutbacks, wonders if axing NBC lawyer Floyd's girlfriend, Other Liz would look desperate. Tracy seeks spiritual fulfillment -- at his lawyer's request -- with the aid of Kenneth the Page.
Threatened by a sneaky West Coast NBC executive, Jack enlists Kenneth the Page to help thwart any attempts to usurp Donaghy's TV throne. Meanwhile, Tracy is served with paternity papers and Pete and Liz adjust to life as roommates and co-workers.
The tables have turned inside 30 Rock: Liz is actually happy in her new relationship with Floyd while Jack finds his job may be in jeopardy after his televised fireworks fiasco prompts top GE man Don Geiss to warn he's got his eye on Jack's performance. Tracy vies for Geiss' attention, hoping to turn his feature film idea for "Jefferson" into a reality.
Sick of New York and frustrated with his career, Floyd contemplates a move to the Midwest and asks Liz if she'd consider leaving TGS behind. Jack rushes to Paris -- and soon, the altar -- with Christies auctioneer Phoebe while Tracy works furiously on financing his latest career move, dubbed the "Tracy Jordan Comeback."
As TGS' summer hiatus approaches, Liz deals with the difficulties of her long-distance relationship with Floyd while she enlists Kenneth's help in locating on-the-lam Tracy. Meanwhile, Jack's impending marriage to Phoebe brings his mother, Colleen Donaghy, to town.