’30 Rock’: Alec Baldwin wanted more than just season 7…

The seventh and final season of “30 Rock” premieres on NBC Thursday night, but before we even come to that, who doesn’t want some more news coming to us via Alec Baldwin?

What really comes as a surprise when it comes to the actor’s new post on Twitter is that after so much drama about whether or not he wanted to quit his  job to go and pursue politics or some other career, he actually was interested in sticking around the show for two more years if the network wanted it to be so:

“I offered NBC to cut my pay 20 percent in order to have a full 7th and 8th seasons of 30 Rock … I realize times have changed.”

In a perfect world, we would be getting another 44 or so episodes of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, and the rest of the gang. Season 6 was actually the show’s best in three years, and even at its worst moments there is still more comedy in Tina Fey than there is in the vast majority of comedies on television. The problem is that the show’s ratings are poor, and the network is almost admitting defeat already by sticking it up against the monster known as “The Big Bang Theory.” Sheldon Cooper is why “Community” is now airing on Friday nights. Meanwhile, it helped to decimate the “30 Rock” viewership last season, and we don’t really know if any comedy could survive against it.

Are you sad that the show is ending, or is this the rare series that could actually go on for another season or 2 and still be strong?

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