donald glover getty '30 Rock': Donald Glover to guest star in live episodeThe upcoming “30 Rock” live episode isn’t just going to be your run-of-the-mill show. Like the last time they went live, they’re going to dress it up with some guest stars. And they’ve just landed a doozie.

“Community” star Donald Glover has been cast to play Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) in the April 26 broadcast…sort of. TV Line is reporting that Glover will play a younger version of Morgan’s character.

Show EP Robert Carlock tells the publication, “Donald does an excellent Tracy Morgan-slash-Jordan impression.” That will no doubt be a convenient skill for the role.

Another item that will work out well for Glover is the fact that he was a staff writer for the critically-acclaimed sitcom during the 2008-09 season. He also had a couple of brief appearances as an actor on the series.

As for the plot of the live show, NBC has announced the storyline is, “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