“What a thrill to have Jennifer back on NBC on a Thursday night,” Teri Weinberg, the Executive Vice President of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. “She is the perfect comedic talent to work with the Emmy-winning ’30 Rock’ cast. This promises to be a memorable, hilarious night of comedy.”
Aniston will play Claire Harper, Liz Lemon’s (Tina Fey) former roommate who shows up and latches on to Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin).
Fey, who is the creator, executive producer and star of the show, is delighted the actress chose ’30 Rock’ to return to the small screen.
“Jennifer is not only incredibly lovely to have around, she also has what the young people would call ‘mad skills,’ she said. “We’re very excited that she’s joining us.”
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