It's official -- NBC's hip comedy 30 Rock will be shooting its final episode in 2012. Details of the show's ending are still being finalized, but it's rumored that Jack Donaghy will be running for Vice President along side a very famous guest star (perhaps Sarah or Bristol Palin). Although the cancellation appears to line up with actor Alec Baldwin's retirement from the show inside sources say the cancellation was largely a result of NBC Universals acquisition by Comcast.
Comcast, lampooned on 30 Rock as "Kabletown," is said to be worried that public perception of it will change from a family cable company to a corporate juggernaut bent on becoming the sole provider of Internet, cable, and phone service through the use of outdated monopoly agreements, intimidation, excessive fees, and bandwidth limits. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is also said to be furious about his portrayal as a backwater Pennsylvanian yokel. In a board meeting Roberts is said to have condemned 30 Rock as nothing more than "a possum and a pole cat drinking sassafras." Roberts is also said to have defended Comcast's Pennsylvania home as being in a "real, big city" noting the Duck Tour of the city lasts almost 45 minutes.
A replacement show has not yet been announced but it will likely be a reality show or the "Getting to know your Comcast DVR" tutorial. Either way ratings will likely improve as the programming will be more on par with the average American.
Comcast is said to be reviewing all shows on NBC. The company has already said shows on a short list too be canceled were: 30 Rock, Community, Minute to Win It, America's Got Talent, and Chuck.
Comcast- what- are you going to do- leave us for Verizon? Everyone knows they are a bunch of douches with contracts- face it bub- you got no choice so pay up.