Alec Baldwin may be in the news lately because of his airplane meltdown, but his hit TV show, 30 Rock received good news today. It and Modern Family are among the comedy nominees for a 2012 Writers Guild Award. The nominations were just announced today and the Comedy Series category breaks down as follows.
- 30 Rock on NBC
- Curb Your Enthusiasm on FX
- Modern Family on ABC
- Parks & Recreation on NBC
Each year, the Writers Guild Awards recognize outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing and graphic animation. The winners will be honored at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.
About 30 Rock:
30 Rock premiered on October 11, 2006 and was created by Tina Fey. The series is loosely based on Fey’s experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live. The series has an ensemble cast that currently consists of 13 regular cast members, including Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, and Alec Baldwin. 30 Rock has been a critical success, winning several major awards (including Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2007, 2008, and 2009), and achieving the top ranking on a myriad of critics’ year-end best lists. On July 14, 2009, the series was nominated for 22 Emmy Awards, the most in a single year for a comedy series.
About Modern Family:
The comedy series Modern Family premiered on September 23, 2009 and was created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan. It is satirical look at three different families and the trials they face in each of their own uniquely comedic ways. The series has received positive reviews from critics and received multiple award nominations. Modern Family won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series twice so far. The success of the show has also led it to being the sixteenth highest revenue earning show for 2010, earning $1.6 million an episode. Modern Family stars an ensemble cast of fifteen actors and actresses.
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