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Tina Fey Re-Ups With Universal Television THR

Just weeks before her comedy vehicle “30 Rock” is set to launch its final season, award-winning writer and actress Tina Fey has signed a new four-year deal with the show’s studio, Universal Television, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Fey will be developing new projects for the company, and will possibly star in one of them. The deal keeps Fey -- who has been a valuable asset for NBC -- in the NBCUniversal family.

“30 Rock,” which will end its run with an abbreviated seventh season, hasn’t been a huge ratings draw but has been a prestigious show for NBC in terms of awards and reviews. The show won the Emmy for best comedy during its first three seasons, and has been nominated every year it has been eligible, the story points out.

“For her part, Fey -- who left her gig as head writer at ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2006 to launch the semi-autobiographical sitcom -- has continued to stay active in other mediums,” the report notes. “In addition to a best-selling memoir, ‘Bossypants,’ she has starred in such films as ‘Date Night’ and ‘Baby Mama.’”

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