- Share this article on Facebook
- Share this article on Twitter
- Share this article on Email
- Show additional share options
- Share this article on Print
- Share this article on Comment
- Share this article on Whatsapp
- Share this article on Linkedin
- Share this article on Reddit
- Share this article on Pinit
- Share this article on Tumblr
Speaking to Madison Avenue ad buyers at the network’s upfront presentation in New York, the executive confirmed speculation that the upcoming shortened season would feature 13 episodes and be its last, culminating with an hourlong series finale.
“We think the world of Tina Fey and think she’s a comic genius,” Greenblatt said. “We hope she has a home at NBC for years to come.”
The announcement comes a day after Greenblatt told reporters during a conference call that a decision had not yet been made on the whether the seventh season would be its last.
Despite awards-season recognition, the Thursday night comedy that also stars Alec Baldwin has seen its ratings erode, like most broadcast fare, despite high-profile guest stars and a second live episode, which notched a 1.6 in the demo — a far cry from the 3.1 mark for its 2010 live installment. Baldwin has been vocal about his status on the show, and the network confirmed he’d return for the final season.
Email: Lesley.Goldberg@thr.com; Twitter: @Snoodit
Sign up for THR news straight to your inbox every day