"I will tell you one thing, and that is our show next year is our last year of the show. Our contracts are expired [in 2012], and Tina [Fey] is gonna have a big career directing films and writing. She's going to be the next Elaine May. She'll be great."Noooooooooooooooooooo!
The Office is continuing after Steve Carrell's contract expires, but Alec's comments specifically mention Tina and not just Alec. 30 Rock without Alec AND Tina? It just wouldn't be the same. Hmm.. TVLine quotes an NBC insider as saying, “We have had no conversations about 30 Rock ending next season.” I'll post an update if we get official word from the network.
Either way, I'm happy for Tina Fey...I have always wished to be a little less like Liz Lemon and a little more like Tina Fey. I'm excited to see what she'll bring us next; I might even deny my poverty and buy her new book Bossypants instead of waiting for it to show up at the library in like 2 years. Still, it's sad to say goodbye to a show that's made me laugh every week since it began. It's an ongoing lesson in joke structure, and many of the hilarious lines remain in my head for months. Why say "you have bad breath" when you can say, "When did you have time to eat a diaper you found at the beach?"
Thank you for an amazing show, Tina. I'll keep a lookout for your next movie, since I obviously want to go to there.