In mid-July it was announced that Jerry Seinfeld would be making a guest appearance in the season two premiere of the Emmy award winning comedy 30 Rock, marking his first television appearance (excluding a voice over role in Dilbert) since Seinfeld went off the air.
According to Tina Fey, the show’s creator, lead writer and star; Jerry will visit the Peacock to confront Alec Baldwin’s character, Jack Donaghy, after Jack begins digitally inserting footage of Jerry from old Seinfeld episodes to help poorly rated shows.
Given that the guest spot is partly an attempt to boost the critically acclaimed (and fabulous) but ratings-challenged 30 Rock; the self referential, albeit exaggerated storyline, is a good indication that the show hasn’t lost any of the charm that made it one of the best comedies on television.
Kudos to Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker. Even though she didn’t win an Emmy last Sunday, she has a new addition at home. The 43-year-old actress adopted a a baby girl from Africa, People magazine reported earlier today. This is the second child for Parker who has a three-year-old son named Will, with actor Billy Cruddup. “Mary-Louise is such an incredible mom,” a source close to the actress told People. “She couldn’t be happier about this.” Parker, who was nominated for an Emmy last Sunday, appears in Brad Pitt’s new film The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, opening Friday.