Falco sets guest arc on '30 Rock'


Edie Falco, who will vie for Emmy glory this month for her role on HBO's "The Sopranos," is set to appear on three episodes of NBC's "30 Rock" this season.

Falco's appearance on the comedy series will mark her first TV appearance since the "Sopranos" season finale in June. Details about her "30 Rock" character were not released Thursday.

Falco said she's a fan of "30 Rock," which launches its second season at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4.

"I have laughed out loud at this show, and I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with such great comic actors," she said. "I am very excited."

"30 Rock," which is nominated for 10 Emmys, stars Tina Fey, who also is creator and executive producer, and Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Scott Adsit, Jack McBrayer, Judah Friedlander, Lonny Ross, Keith Powell and Katrina Bowden.

"We're thrilled to have such an amazing actress come join us," Fey said, quipping that "also, a lot of guys on our crew want 'The Sopranos' ending explained to them."

Added Baldwin: "Obviously, it's a very exciting thing for all of us to have Edie come on the show. This is just another great example of how fun and how exciting the casting of our show has been."

As previously announced, Jerry Seinfeld also will guest star on "30 Rock" this season, while Rip Torn, Will Arnett and Sherri Shepherd will reprise their guest roles.

Falco is up for lead actress in a drama series for her role as Carmela Soprano at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards, which are being handed out Sept. 16. She has won three Emmys and two Golden Globes for the role.

"30 Rock" is from Broadway Video & Little Stranger Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios. The executive producers are Lorne Michaels, Fey, Marci Klein, David Miner and Robert Carlock.