In the pilot episode, Jack Donaghy forces Liz Lemon to hire Tracy as the new star of her sketch comedy program The Girlie Show.
To the chagrin of Liz and Jenna, Jack renames the show TGS with Tracy Jordan in the following episode. Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) is the histrionic costar of TGS, and Liz's best friend.
Shortly after becoming the CEO of Kabletown, Jack suffered an emotional crisis and resigned, only to return to General Electric.
Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) is the loose-cannon star of TGS.
Pete is married and he has four sons and a daughter.
Aside from a brief scene in the pilot where Pete appears at home with one of his sons, the members of his family were unseen characters until the episode "Greenzo".
The series has an ensemble cast consisting of 14 regular cast members: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack Mc Brayer, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander, Katrina Bowden, Keith Powell, Lonny Ross, John Lutz, Kevin Brown, Grizz Chapman, and Maulik Pancholy.
Elizabeth Miervaldis "Liz" Lemon (Tina Fey), the series' protagonist, is head writer of TGS with Tracy Jordan.
A recurring motif in the show is Jenna's pursuit of fame through some ill-advised project ending up in public humiliation from which she never learns. Off-camera she is comically conceited, frequently lying about her age and using her sexuality to manipulate men (almost always to bad effect).Jack Donaghy calls her a "New York third-wave feminist, college-educated, single-and-pretending-to-be-happy-about-it, over-scheduled, undersexed, you buy any magazine that says 'healthy body image' on the cover and every two years you take up knitting for...a week." Lemon is a Star Wars fan and is portrayed as a "geek." She also lacks certain social skills and is a stress eater, particularly ingesting junk food.In early seasons, Pete is Liz's closest friend at work and the only one she can rely on.Much like Liz, Pete generally plays straight man to the other characters, especially to Liz when she is temporarily pushed over the edge.30 Rock is an American television comedy series created by Tina Fey, which aired on NBC.The series takes place behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy series, also airing on NBC; the name "30 Rock" refers to the address of the GE Building, where NBC Studios is located (30 Rockefeller Plaza).It is revealed several times over the course of the show that not only may Kenneth not sleep, be immortal, and possibly be a clone, but also as stated by his mother (portrayed by Catherine O'Hara) that at the time of his birth he said to her, "Mama, I am not a person.My body is just a flesh vessel for an immortal being whose name, if you heard it, would make you lose your mind." Peter "Pete" Hornberger (Scott Adsit) is one of the producers of TGS, who often serves as a straight man to the other characters.In the pilot, Liz refers to Kenneth as "that NBC page".As the series progressed, his character became familiar with the other staff of TGS (including Jack Donaghy).