5 Reasons to Watch NBC Thursday Night Comedy Block This Winter

Paul RuddIf two hours of consecutive, strong sitcoms isn’t enough, here’s five reasons why you need to watch NBC’s most talked about night of comedy.

1. Paul Rudd is returning to NBC! The “Role Models” star will appear on Parks and Recreation! Though NBC confirmed only one episode so far, Rudd will play Leslie Knope’s (Amy Poehler) opponent for city council. Since Leslie’s run for council is the major storyline of the season, unless he has a scandal or reason to pull out, it’s likely we can expect that Rudd will be around for awhile (and we are okay with this).

2. Up All Night debuts in its new time slot! Whitney was moved to Wednesday, ever so appropriately supporting Are You There, Chelsea? The Will Arnett and Christina Applegate comedy will now air Thursdays at 9:30 p.m./8:30c.

3. Emma Stone, Andy Samberg and Nick Cannon will guest star on 30 Rock on Jan. 26. According to Entertainment Weekly, Tina Fey confirmed the news. As Jenna stars in “a movie from the producers of Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve called Martin Luther King Day. I want to lay claim to that bit before anyone gets it. It’s a movie that has everyone in the world in it.” And by everyone in the world, she means an A-list actress, an SNL cast member and Up All Night Star.

4. 30 Rock is full of a variety of cameos this season! Not only can you expect Cannon, Samberg and Stone, but James Marsden, Mary Steenburgen, Will Arnett, Denise Richards, Kelsey Grammer, and Kristen Schaal will make appearances throughout the season as well.

5. The Office and Parks and Recreation return with new episodes! Sure, it’s exciting for a change in line-up, but if you’re as sick as reruns as we are, this is the best news of all.

- Up All Night (2011)
- The Office (US)
- 30 Rock
- Parks and Recreation

Written by: mawarner
Jan 10th, 2012, 3:15 pm

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