avery korea 30rock nbc '30 Rock': Avery Jessup to return from North KoreaCould it be that there’s been some behind-the-scenes hostage negotiations on “30 Rock?”

TV Line is reporting that after a year in North Korea, Avery Jessup (Elizabeth Banks) is slated to return to the comedy during May sweeps. While in the communist nation, Jessup was married against her will to Kim Jong-un, or a reasonable facsimile of the North Korean dictator.

Jessup’s return will certainly make things interesting as it relates to her power partnership with Jack (Alec Baldwin). Perhaps she’ll try to convince him that there’s a place in the communist utopia with his name on it?

In a related “30 Rock” item, NBC announced the storyline for the April 26 live episode. They say, “When their Kabletown bosses announce they will no longer pay for ‘TGS’ to be a live show, Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy realize their lives will actually be easier if they shoot canned episodes fast and cheap. Only Kenneth the Page objects, urging that nothing can replace the communal experience of live television. He tries to convince the TGS staff to fight for their right to be live by taking them and our audience through a magical look back at the illustrious history of Studio 6H.”

Posted by:David Eckstein