30 Rock grabs Salma Hayek

No one is scooping up quality guest stars like NBC's 30 Rock. The comedy, which launches season three later this month, has already lined up Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston, Blake Lively, and Leighton Meester--that's some pretty crazy bling for a show that barely anyone watches.

But Tina Fey isn't done wrangling in A-listers for small parts. The writer/actress has struck gold again, this time bringing in Salma Hayek.

According to The New York Post, Hayek won't be playing herself, but will star in a pair of episodes as a character. The Mexico-born actress has largely made her keep in feature films such as Frida, Desperado, and From Dusk Til Dawn, but did hit the boob tube as a guest on ABC's Ugly Betty last year.

Actor Steven Weber, best known for starring in Wings, is continuing to plaster his face all over television with a guest role on ABC's Desperate Housewives, says EW.com. He'll play the older-boyfriend-slash-former-professor of Julie Mayer (Andrea Bowen) in an upcoming episode.

Law & Order alum Jesse L. Martin has found a new gig on NBC's midseason drama The Philanthropist, says The Hollywood Reporter. Martin will play the business partner and best friend of the lead character, a well-doing billionaire played by James Purefoy who uses his power to help the needy around the world.

Finally, Justine Bateman is reuniting with David Duchovny on Californication, says OK Magazine. Of her role, the former Family Ties star says she'll get hot and heavy with Duchovny's amorous character. The pair previously worked together on the film The TV Set.

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Its good to see A-listers not shying away from a little time on the small screen.
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Salma liebt Oktoberfest: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/06/salma-hayeks-near-miss-on_n_132143.html
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I'm not really a fan of any of these shows, but good to see lots of guest appearances I guess.
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I wish I could grab Salma Hayek.
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Just watched the five episodes of 30 Rock available online. It's a great show, well written, and Tina Fey is great in it. Some of the minor characters I could do without, but it seems like the writers know this, and are skewing the show towards the good ones.
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heard 30 rock is great i gotta give it a chance
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Another guest star :|.
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30 Rock is good... Maybe I'll actually watch it this year since Time Warner dropped the CW in Columbus. Guess Smallville and Supernatural will just have to be downloaded.
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30 Rock is simply attracting these stars because it is extremely well written, notwithstanding a brilliant ensemble cast
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third season guys not the 2nd
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30 Rock has actually been going higher in ratings and is starting their 3 season. i'm not trying to defend these episodes because I don't like them and don't watch them neither do I no anybody who does but if their ratings keep going this way up we could be seeing alot more of this show...
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how can the '30Rock' show afford all these guests when it gets such low ratings?
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Way to spoile the season with the Californication 'hot and heavy' comment.
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It's the third season of 30 Rock.
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