Tina Fey and Robert Carlock try to re-conjure the magic of their unique sitcom, with help from Ted Danson, in an intermittently amusing yet unfocused new comedy

The brilliance of 30 Rock, Tina Fey’s critically adored if criminally under-watched workplace sitcom, was not just in its breathlessly fast procession of inventive one-liners but in its overall composition, a network comedy that moved like no other. It was that rarest of things – a true original – Fey thrillingly rewriting the rules of what we’d grown to expect from the genre and providing a new template for how jokes should be structured and performed, giving herself and her many talented co-writers an entirely separate space carved out far from her more conventionally minded peers.

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