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Tom Hanks to Guest Star on '30 Rock'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Mar 28th 2011 9:00AM
Tom HanksTom Hanks has announced that he'll be taking on his first TV acting gig in years this spring. And that it was Tina Fey who lured him back to the small screen, with a guest spot on '30 Rock'.

The movie star Tweeted the news Friday night: "RadioMan delivers msg from T.Fey. Result? I'm on 30 Rock! Thanks, RMan Hanx."

No details have been released yet about his '30 Rock' role -- could Kip/Buffy from 'Bosom Buddies' be moving into Liz Lemon's apartment building? -- and it's possible that he'll appear as himself.

But, according to TVLine.com, if he does play a character it will be his first TV acting job on a major network since he played alcoholic Uncle Ned in 'Family Ties' over 20 years ago.

Hanks made his name back in the early 1980s in the short-lived -- now cult favorite -- ABC sitcom 'Bosom Buddies', which was created by Robert L. Boyett and Thomas L. Miller as a male counterpart to their hit sitcom 'Laverne & Shirley.'

Hanks and Peter Scolari played two buddies who dressed in drag so they could live in the women-only, dirt-cheap Susan B. Anthony hotel. Their co-stars included Holland Taylor ('Two and a Half Men') and Wendie Jo Sperber ('Back to the Future'), and the series ran for two seasons on ABC before it was cancelled.

Tina Fey has assembled an impressive guest roster on '30 Rock,' attracting a host of big-name movie stars like Matt Damon, Susan Sarandon, Julianne Moore, Michael Sheen and Salma Hayek. Not to mention Alec Baldwin, who's publicly thanked Fey for resurrecting his stalled career.

She, in return, recently paid tribute to Baldwin, saying "I shudder to think what low-rent 'Two and a Half Men' show we would have without you."

'30 Rock' airs Thursdays, 10PM ET on NBC.

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Billy

Go Buffy And Hildy.!!!

March 29 2011 at 3:21 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
adamsgrand

It's about time they brought back actors who can "act" without jumping into bed with every bimbo that comes along.

March 28 2011 at 10:46 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
thunderboatsuzy

gimme a break what these actors that are allready famous move the hell over and let the new up and coming unknowns get a chance acting on these shows,so self centered and greedy move over oldie and enjoy your great weath already..it,s a joke all these celebrities get their kids in jobs etc..even though half of themhave no talent. his wife is the same and she sucks at acting.....

March 28 2011 at 10:40 PM Report abuse -8 rate up rate down Reply
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Graydonpow

And what is YOUR talent, Suzy? Spreading your legs at every truck stop?

March 29 2011 at 7:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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