Next season of ’30 Rock’ to be its last

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By Breeanna Hare, CNN

(CNN) — After much back-and-forth, it seems that “30 Rock” is, as was previously suspected, headed into its final season.

Last week it was widely reported that the sitcom was going to be picked up for one final, 13-episode season, although NBC didn’t comment at the time.

But on Sunday there seemed to be a shred of hope for fans of the series, as the chairman of NBC Entertainment, Bob Greenblatt, said the show wasn’t definitively ending with season seven.

By Monday, however, that hope was lost.

The seventh season, according to the New York Times, will have 13 episodes as previously suspected, with the series finale being an hour in length.

“I know Tina [Fey], Alec [Baldwin] and the rest will deliver some of their best work,” Greenblatt said of the show’s last season, adding that the network “think[s] the world” of star Fey and hopes that “she will be in the NBC family for years to come.”