30 Rock (8 p.m. ET; NBC)
“Since Chris and I have been trying, Liz Lemon has had a little awakening in the bathing-suit area.” —Liz
“Liz, I‘ve seen your bathing suits. That could be anywhere.” —Jack
“Say hello to Professor Wigglebottom. See how he‘s wearing clothes and he‘s got a suitcase like he‘s going on a business trip? Why is he being so professional?” –Tracy
Highlights: Liz‘s (Tina Fey) sexual awakening has her channeling Carrie Bradshaw. Though Jack (Alec Baldwin) has a bunch of different women playing for his team, he‘s disappointed when he finds out he‘s not the MVP. And Tracy (Tracy Morgan), while trying to prove that women aren‘t funny, gets a monkey named Professor Wigglebottom, because monkeys are obviously funny to everyone. Oh, wait — turns out the professor is a girl. Not so funny.
For a recap of some of the recent best moments in black TV, check out this week’s previous Black TV Watch posts:
Monday was pretty focused on the creepy and the very creepy, with a near-suicide on 666 Park Avenue and zombies on top of zombies in The Walking Dead. Read more: Black TV Watch: A Mother‘s Pain and Zombie Blood.
Tuesday‘s recap was full of battles and the inevitable waterworks that happened after. Everybody on VH1’s Basketball Wives, Chrissy and Mr. Jones and T.I. and Tiny ended up duking it out. And yeah, even roughneck Jim Jones shed a couple of tears. Read more: Black TV Watch: Relationship Advice From Rev. Run.