30 Rock Might Get a Story Out of the Tracy Morgan Controversy

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 10: Actor, Tracy Morgan arrives for the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox & Blue Sky Studios' "RIO" on April 10, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tracy Morgan Photo: John Sciulli/2011 Getty Images

30 Rock often likes to reference real-world events in its own irreverent way (Exhibit A: the show's ongoing storyline about the NBC/Kabletown merger), but was Tracy Morgan's controversial, homophobic stand-up routine back in June a bridge too far? Not necessarily, Tina Fey tells Deadline: "It's the kind of story that even if it happened to someone else, we would probably turn it into a Tracy story. So we may use it." Still, she'd clearly prefer to move on from it altogether. "Because of my real-life pregnancy, we don't go back on the air until January," Fey said. "I'm hoping that Tracy will have, and the world will have, forgotten about that by then. He from the first has gone around very sincerely and done his best to try to make up for the foolishness." [Deadline]