Comedy fans, rejoice! After being felled by the writers’ strike, Tina Fey‘s 30 Rock returns Thursday (NBC, 8:30 p.m. ET) with a juicy new episode called “MILF Island,” based around a show within the show created by Alec Baldwin‘s character, Jack Donaghy. Things only get zanier from there. In a recent conference call with reporters, Fey opened up about juicy plot points — is her character Liz pregnant? — and even shares her surprising pick for a new love interest for her character. –Brian Orloff
What’s MILF Island exactly?It is a Survivor-like show where, oh gosh, I think 20 MILFs and 50 8th grade boys are put on an island. We actually sat down and tried to figure out the rules of MILF Island and were not entirely successful. It involves something where the boys vote the moms off if they don’t like them anymore. And then it involves physical challenges.
Are there any other plot points you can reveal?Both of Liz’s former boyfriends, Dennis the Beeper King played by Dean Winters, will be back and Floyd will be back briefly. … And Liz does have a little bit of a pregnancy scare. Liz, who probably hooks up once every seven years — when it rains, it pours there for a week or two.
30 Rock takes place at a network TV station, will there be any talk of a writers’ strike on the show?We decided that the strike did not happen in our world because we felt like for viewing at home the real strike was a big enough pain and that they didn’t really want to hear anymore about the strike. Before there ever was a real strike, we had had sort of a writers’ strike story that we may just save for later down the road.
You and Tracy Morgan offered humorous endorsements for presidential candidates on Saturday Night Live. Will 30 Rock dive into political humor?We do have a storyline coming up where Jack tries to enlist Tracy to be the new black face of the Republican party.
Will there be any surprising guest stars?Will Arnett is back as Jack Donaghy‘s nemesis. I hope Edie Falco will be back. Also previously announced guests include: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Tim Conway and Matthew Broderick.
If Liz were to get a new love interest, who would it be? Maybe Brad Pitt? George Clooney?You know who would be good? Peter Dinklage. That would be good. That guy is awesome. Credit: Heidi Gutman/NBC