30 Rock is returning for an hour-long episode 3 weeks ago

30 Rock is returning for an hour-long episode

The classic sitcom is making a once-off return.

NBC has announced that 30 Rock is returning for a once-off hour-long special.

Cast members Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer and others will be making a return for the special.

Similarly to a recent episode of Parks & Recreation, the episode will be filmed remotely, and it will act as promotion for NBC's new streaming service Peacock.

"We’re all happy to have this excuse to (remotely) work together again for NBC," said show producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock.

The special will air in the US on Thursday 16 July.

In the words of Liz Lemon herself: "I want to go to there."

30 Rock aired on NBC from 2006 until 2013, winning 16 Emmys in that time, including three consecutive wins for best comedy series.

The show also landed seven Golden Globes, and holds the record for most Emmy nominations for a comedy series, with a whopping 103.

It will be particularly interesting to see the show return in the current climate, given the fact that the iconic Jack Donaghy character was loosely based on Donald Trump long before he became President of the United States.