30 Rock Casting Update: Matt Damon to Return, Depart

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Rejoice, 30 Rock fans: Matt Damon is returning to the sitcom.

Now, shed a few tears, 30 Rock fans: the actor won't be around for long.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Tina Fey teased the return of her sitcom, which will come back with new episodes in a later time slot (10 p.m.) on Thursay, January 20.

Liz on Christmas

Fey says the switch is "kind of exciting,” as the staff has "been wondering: Can we do even weirder things?”

Among specific spoilers Fey revealed, she said Damon will definitely be back as Liz's boyfriend, Carol. However:

“We are going to break up. It had to happen because he has to go make movies.”

Also, fans can look forward to a focus on Angie’s reality show, Queen of Jordan. A major focus, perhaps. Says Fey: “We’re hoping to, maybe, if we can get away with it, do an entire episode that’s just an episode of Queen of Jordan."

We'd say that qualifies as a weirder thing.

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30 Rock Quotes

Oh, poor baby. Can't hack it in the big city? Gonna move to the bay area now, pretend that that was your dream the whole time? Have fun always carrying a light sweater.

Jenna

I wanna roll my eyes right now, but the doctor said if I keep doing it my ocular muscles might spasm and eject my eyeballs.

Liz