30 Rock is an American television comedy series created by Tina Fey and produced by Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc., in association with NBC Universal, about the goings on behind the camera of the fictional live sketch comedy series, The Girlie Show with Tracy Jordan.
The series aired in the USA on NBC from 11 October, 2006 to 31 January, 2013. There are 138 half-hour episodes in seven seasons.
30 Rock premiered in South Africa on M-Net on Tuesday 5 June 2007, at 19h00. It later aired on M-Net Series, SABC3, Vuzu (from Season 5), M-Net Series Showcase (simulcast in HD) from Season 7 and M-Net Series Zone (from Season 6). See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 5 originally aired on M-Net Series from 3 September, 2011 to 4 February, 2012, on Saturdays at 19h00. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 5 later aired on Vuzu from 28 July to 13 October, 2012. New episodes broadcast on Fridays at 22h30 and on Saturdays at 21h00.
Season 5 premiered on SABC3 on Tuesday 2 April 2013, at 20h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 23 episodes in the fifth season.
Season 5 continues with Liz in a relationship with Carol (Matt Damon), a man she met in the episode "I Do Do", and Jack practicing to be and then being a father.
Jack finally marries the woman he chose in "I Do Do", but an error in the wedding certificate leads to shocking results.
Jack meets with Kabletown's boss, Hank Hooper (Ken Howard), who acts rather like Kenneth, and meets his competition in his granddaughter, Kaylee Hooper (Chloë Moretz).
Meanwhile, Tracy also becomes a father and finally gets an EGOT (although, the work of art that Tracy could've won in the "E" "G" and "T" part of EGOT is ambiguous). However, the pressure of being an award-winning celebrity leads Tracy to nearly bring TGS to cancellation.
With the help of Jenna, Kenneth tries to get back into the NBC Page Program. Tracy's wife, Angie, is given a reality show of her own, "Queen of Jordan", which is aired as an episode of 30 Rock.
In the middle of the season, Jack and Avery's daughter is born, but a few episodes later, something happens in their relationship that separates them... possibly forever.
Jenna continues her relationship with Paul. And The Girlie Show with Tracy Jordan (TGS) celebrates its 100th episode.
Note: the first four seasons did not air on Vuzu and only the final season aired on M-Net Series Showcase. Season 4 (on M-Net) and Season 7 (on M-Net Series Showcase) were the only seasons to be simulcast in HD.
Season 1 (21 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 5 Jun 2007 | Finale: 23 Oct 2007 | Tue, 19h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 8 Mar 2008 | Finale: 26 Jul 2008 | Sat, 21h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 26 Jan 2009 | Finale: 15 Jun 2009 | Mon, 19h30
Season 2 (15 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 14 Mar 2008 | Finale: 20 Jun 2008 | Fri, 19h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 11 Oct 2008 | Finale: 17 Jan 2009 | Sat, 21h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 1 Sep 2010 | Finale: 8 Dec 2010 | Wed, 19h30
Season 3 (22 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 11 Mar 2009 | Finale: 5 Aug 2009 | Wed, 19h00
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 28 May 2009 | Finale: 22 Oct 2009 | Thu, 20h30
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 3 Oct 2011 | Finale: 27 Feb 2012 | Mon, 18h30
Season 4 (22 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 22 Jul 2010 | Finale: 16 Dec 2010 | Thu, 21h30
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 20 Aug 2010 | Finale: 14 Jan 2011 | Fri, 19h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 3 May 2012 | Finale: 27 Sep 2012 | Thu, 21h40
Season 5 (23 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 3 Sep 2011 | Finale: 4 Feb 2012 | Sat, 19h00
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 28 Jul 2012 | Finale: 13 Oct 2012 | Fri, 22h30 / Sat, 21h00
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 2 Apr 2013 | Finale: 3 Sep 2013 | Tue, 20h00
Season 6 (22 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 17 Jul 2012 | Finale: 11 Dec 2012 | Tue, 20h00
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 25 Jan 2013 | Finale: 6 Apr 2013 | Fri, 22h30 / Sat, 21h00
Channel: M-Net Series Zone | Premiere: 25 Sep 2013 | Finale: 10 Oct 2013 | Weekdays, 15h30
Season 7 (13 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series Showcase | Premiere: 15 Jul 2013 | Finale: 7 Oct 2013 | Mon, 19h00