Confirmed, 30 Rock Gets the Oprah Bump

NBC officially confirmed that Oprah Winfrey will be the guest star on the second episode of the third season of 30 Rock. Will she be to 30 Rock what Britney Spears was to How I Met Your Mother — the blatant, unashamed stunt casting that finally gets people to watch? Maybe not, since the last time she appeared on a sitcom was “Bette,” and we know how that turned out. (Or would, if we’d ever watched it in the first place.) It’s still a better casting coup than Jerry Seinfeld last season, because she’s more popular and isn’t coming on to plug Bee Movie.

Maybe she’ll dance to one of her old theme songs, the way Carlton Banks did.

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