Hey, good news! 30 Rock — the show for whose Emmy win Tina Fey once thanked its “dozens of viewers,” and which was perpetually on the brink of cancellation until it received an unlikely assist from Sarah Palin last fall — has been sold for syndication. Following a bidding war involving E! and TBS, Comedy Central and WGN won the rights to pay Universal Media Studios a combined $800,000 per episode, to air it five nights a week beginning in the fall of 2011. That’s hardly Seinfeld money, but it’s still an unbelievably impressive sum, as Variety notes, given the crappy economy and Rock’s so-so ratings. Additionally, NBC Universal is currently shopping the show to local stations, which should make Tina Feyeven more rich (something we’re totally in favor of). Sometimes nice things do happen to the best show on television!
’30 Rock’ cable ready [Variety]