It may have been a fair few years since 30 Rock last aired, but the cast are reuniting for a special one-off episode to coincide with the US-wide launch of NBC Peacock.
The 30 Rock upfront special features cast members Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer and others in what NBC is describing as “a first-of-its-kind all-audience upfront event.” The entire episode will be produced remotely with social distancing measures in place, and will feature a number of guest stars from other shows.
Uniquely, the episode will act as a backdoor preview to the 2020-2021 NBC TV lineup. Upfronts are usually just done for advertisers at a large-scale event, but because that isn’t possible the channel has decided to showcase their new material and talent through the art of sitcom.
The one-hour long show has already aired on NBC, but it will be available on NBC streaming platforms from tonight - 17 July 2020 - in the US. The second is the way that users without a cable subscription will be able to tune in on-demand.
If you’re based in the UK and desperate to see Tina Fey and the gang reunite once again, then keep on reading. We also have our picks of the best shows coming to NBC Peacock.
How to watch the 30 Rock reunion in the UK
If you’re not in the US, then the best way to tune into the 30 Rock reunion special is through using the new streaming service Peacock, and a VPN.
VPNs (virtual private networks) change your IP address to make it appear as if you’re browsing from another country - in this case it would be the US. Our favourite VPN provider is NordVPN; with very reasonable pricing, a decent amount of servers and a user-friendly interface. ExpressVPN is also another good option.
Once you’ve chosen your VPN provider, you should then head over to NBC Peacock after 2am BST on 18 July 2020 (after it has been put live on Peacock in the US).
The 30 Rock reunion will be available on both Peacock Free and Peacock Premium, so you can sign up for whichever account you prefer.
How to sign up for Peacock using a VPN
- Login to your VPN provider and connect to a US server
- Head on over to the NBC Peacock website homepage and select 'Start Watching Now' - this will take you to the account creation page for Peacock Free
- Enter your email address, a password before selecting 'create account'. Now you'll be able to watch Peacock Free
If you want to upgrade to Peacock Premium, this will set you back either $4.99 (around £3.80) per month for ad-supported viewing, or $9.99 (around £7.60) per month for ad-free viewing. You'll have to pay via PayPal as the site only accepts credit cards tied to the US - find out more in our guide to watching Peacock from the UK.
We should warn that this is technically against NBC's terms of service, so the company could terminate your Peacock account if you use this method.
How to watch the 30 Rock reunion in the US
For anyone in the US with a cable subscription, you can tune into the 30 Rock reunion on NBC on the 16 July 2020 at 8pm ET, according to Variety. It will then be syndicated on USA, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, CNBC and of course Peacock on 17 July 2020 from 9pm ET.