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'30 Rock:' Donald Glover To Star As Young Tracy Jordan On Live Episode And Other Casting News

Posted: 04/13/2012 3:15 pm Updated: 04/13/2012 3:15 pm

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Donald Glover will play a young Tracy Jordan on the next live episode of "30 Rock."

A young Tracy Jordan is infiltrating Kabletown!

According to TVLine, "Community" actor Donald Glover has been cast in the second live episode of "30 Rock" as a young Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) airing Thursday, April 26 at 8:30 p.m.

In the episode, Kabletown decides to discontinue "TGS" as a live show. While Liz and Jack don't mind, Kenneth does his best to convince the "TGS" staff that live episodes are worth it.

Here's where Glover comes in: According to executive producer Robert Carlock, Kenneth proves his point by reminding everyone of the history of "TGS." As a result, most of the episode consists of flashbacks to old shows featuring Glover as a young Tracy Jordan.

While this is the first time Glover will play a key role on "30 Rock," it's hardly his first stint on the NBC sitcom. In addition to a series of cameos, Glover was a writer on the series before landing his "Community" gig, and he also did the vocal work for an extended version of Morgan's Season 1 jingle, "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah."

“Tracy wasn’t available, so Donald came in and [performed the extra material],” Carlock told TVLine. “I don’t think you can tell. It’s pretty remarkable. All the spoken stuff is Donald doing Tracy.”

In other casting news...

Casey Sander is headed to "The Big Bang Theory."
Sander is set to guest star as Bernadette (Melissa Rauch)'s father on the CBS sitcom. [TVLine]

"West Wing" star Richard Schiff has signed on for a role in "Chasing The Hill."
Schiff is set to star in the fictional political web series set to air May 15, featuring appearances from real-life politicians for a docudrama feel. [THR]

Jesse Eisenberg is headed to "The Newsroom."
The "Social Network" star has landed a small voiceover role in the star-studded Aaron Sorkin drama. [EW]

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