30 Rock

And That Journalist Went on to Become... A Wife!

Yesterday, Democratic candidate for New York City Council David Hartzog asked a female reporter inquiring into his campaign finances, “What’s a pretty girl like you doing reading these?”

A few second later he “apologized”:

“I hope for goodness sake that my flippant comment isn’t going to be part of the story,” Mr. Hartzog reportedly said. “I was just sort of being something. I hope you didn’t take offense by that. I didn’t mean to be offensive.”

Was that “something” he was being “Jon Hamm playing David Brinkley on the 30 Rock season six live episode”? Because if so, he totally nailed it. Nice work, David Hartzog!

More Feminist TV

30 Rock co-star Elizabeth Banks is venturing into TV producing with an untitled comedy project at CBS. Written by another actress, Elizabeth Wright Shapiro, the comedy centers on an Ivy League feminist who comes to L.A to become an assistant professor and ends up moving in with two “Playboy Bunny” type females. While they seemingly have nothing in common, all three are striving to be modern empowered women but with very different ideas of how to achieve it. Banks will executive produce with her husband, Max Handelman; Shapiro will co-executive produce for 20th Century Fox TV.

I’m amazed Fox bought this idea; it doesn’t sound anything like the sort of comedies that make it to air these day. That’s probably a good thing, and Elizabeth Banks is a smart, experienced comedian and producer, so I’ll definitely give this a shot.

Tina Fey Signs 4-Year Overall Deal with Universal

30 Rock ends this season, but Fey’s new deal may give NBC another smart, witty comedy to collect Emmys instead of viewers.

If we’re lucky.