For the second time, “30 Rock” will dodge the editing room and go live.
The NBC series first went live during season five in 2010, and the network has now confirmed Alec Baldwin’s proclamation today on “Extra” that the cast and crew were gearing up for another go-around this year.
When the sitcom pulled the stunt, the series actually performed twice – once for the East Coast and one for the West. A bevy of guest stars also appeared on the live episodes, including such notables as Matt Damon, Jon Hamm, Bill Hader and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
The last time “30 Rock” did this type of episode, the series drew scored 6.6 million viewers to the channel. This year, the series is averaging 4.8 million viewers in its sixth season.
The episode will air on April 26.