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Post-Strike Return Watch: 30 Rock

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From Baby Mama to MILF Island. / NBC Photo: Nicole Rivelli

The show: 30 Rock

Returns: Tonight, NBC, 8:30 p.m. E.T.

Episode description: “MILF Island”—Jack Donaghy’s evil smash-hit reality-show concept reaches fruition on the screen. It’s clear that 30 Rock’s staff watches plenty of reality TV—including NBC’s own Age of Love—skewering the genre from the credits sequences to the elimination ceremonies (“We no longer want to hit that,” the host intones to a rejected, bikini-clad cougar). Meanwhile, Liz faces a moral dilemma when an embarrassing leak appears in the New York Post.

Did I remember that it still exists? Every waking moment of the strike.

Eagerness to ever see it again (scale 1 to 10): 9. Tonight’s return episode is especially sharp, but next week’s—featuring the return of the Beeper King—is no slouch, either.

By the way, The Office is back at 9 p.m., but they didn’t send advance screeners, so they don’t get the ink. Which one do you want to see more?