A “30 Rock” reboot is being talked about, nearly four years after it ended its seven-year run on NBC, one of its stars Jane Krawkowski told The Hollywood Reporter. Could it be hopping on the reboot bandwagon of “Roseanne” and “Will & Grace”?
Krawkowski said there’s nothing in stone, but talks of sorts have started, the celebrity publisher said.
“(A revival) would be a dream come true,” Krawkowski told THR on Sunday while attending the opening night of Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls” on Broadway. “We all had the greatest time on that show.”
“We all say over and over again that working on that show was probably the best experience we’re ever going to have in our careers, as far as creativity goes. We’re still so proud of the writing and the great characters. It was such a success and all of those things were amazing.”
The “30 Rock” series, the Fey-created spoof on the NBC network that starred Alec Baldwin and Tracey Morgan, ran on NBC until 2013 and won six Golden Globes.
NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt mentioned earlier this month the possibility of rebooting some of the network’s legacy shows, hinting largely at the revival of the comedy series “The Office,” that launched the career of Steve Carrell, THR said. He said, though, the thing that could derail the surge of reboots is money.
Along with “Will & Grace” and “Roseanne,” “The X Files” and “Fuller House” have been revived as well. THR said “Murphy Brown” and “Cagney & Lacey” reboots are also in the works.
The success of “Roseanne” may fuel the reboot trend even more. Forbes reported the reboot’s premiere scored the largest-ever Total Viewer Live plus seven-day increase for any single telecast on any network in television history.
Forbes said same day ratings of 18.4 million, with a 7-day bump of 8.8 million viewers, pushed “Roseanne’s” Total Viewer tally for the premiere telecast to over 27.2 million viewers. ABC has already announced an additional 13-episode season, per Forbes.
“I am beyond thrilled at the unprecedented success that we’ve been able to achieve with the ‘Roseanne’ reboot,” Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment, said, adding that shows that can come back with its original cast are appealing, per Forbes.
“There’s the nostalgia factor, but it’s more about fans being excited to reconnect with the Conner family; to catch up with them 30 or so years later and to see how their lives have changed. It’s a wonderful thing,” Dungey added.
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