For six seasons, Emmy award-winning actress Edie Falco played Carmela Soprano on HBO’s critically-acclaimed drama, The Sopranos, Now, she is ready to assume a role on a more lighthearted and quirky series on NBC.

According to TV Guide, Falco has been tapped to appear in three episodes of the hit comedy, 30 Rock.  Although no official statements have been made regarding Falco’s character on the show, her appearance on 30 Rock will mark her first television gig since The Sopranos ended in June.

Of her inclusion in the second season of 30 Rock, Edie Falco said, “I have laughed out loud at this show, and I am thrilled for the opportunity to work with such great comic actors.”

Created by Saturday Night Live alum Tina Fey, 30 Rock takes viewers behind-the-scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy series called TGS with Tracy Jordan (formerly known as The Girlie Show).  The cast includes Fey as TGS head writer Liz Lemon, Alec Baldwin as NBC executive Jack Donaghy, Tracy Morgan as celebrity Tracy Jordan, Jane Krakowski as TGS star Jenna Maroney and Jack McBrayer as NBC page Kenneth Parcell.

Tina Fey, who also serves as writer and producer of 30 Rock, said the show is delighted to have Edie Falco as a guest star on the upcoming season.

“We’re thrilled to have such an amazing actress come join us.  Also, a lot of guys on our crew want The Sopranos‘ ending explained to them,” Tina Fey said.

Other celebrities expected to guest-appear in 30 Rock‘s sophomore year are Rip Torn (The Lyon’s Den, Will & Grace), Will Arnett (Arrested Development, Freak Show) and Sherri Shepherd (The Wedding Bells, Less than Perfect).

This year, the show is nominated for 10 Emmy awards, including Outstanding Lead Actor for Baldwin, Outstanding Lead Actress for Fey and Outstanding Comedy Series.

The second season of 30 Rock will premiere on Thursday, October 4.

-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
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