- by Variance Staff
- April 11, 2012
Community star, rapper and Internet sensation Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) will guest-star on the upcoming live episode of NBC's 30 Rock, TVLine reports. But Glover isn't just playing anyone. He's playing a younger version of TGS star Tracy Jordan (played by Tracy Morgan) on the April 26 episode, executive producer Robert Carlock tells the site. "Donald does an excellent Tracy Morgan-slash-Jordan impression."
Glover's gig marks a homecoming for the comedian, who wrote for 30 Rock for three years and appeared in several blink-and-you-missed-it cameos before he moved onto acting — and Community — in 2009.
The news also comes on the heels of Tina Fey's acknowledgement of 30 Rock's imminent conclusion. Fey was asked on Thursday's episode of The View about a series of tweets from co-star Alec Baldwin that said he is "leaving NBC just in time." (Baldwin was complaining about a camera crew from Today that was purportedly outside of his apartment.) Fey said Baldwin's tweets were simply referring to the looming end of the veteran NBC comedy.
"As far as I know, he's not leaving the show. We're all in this together 'til the end," she said. "I think that he just maybe means that the end of the show ... is visible on the horizon."
Both Fey and Baldwin have committed to return next season (possibly the show's last), should NBC choose to renew.