2006-2013, 7 Seasons

Written by and starring Tina Fey, this TV studio satire is loosely inspired by life working on Saturday Night Live. Features a career-changing appearance from Alec Baldwin as studio boss Jack Donaghy. At its best it was everything that can be great about US comedy; bold, inventive clever but centred around a sympathetic character. The occasional dip below its own high standards in the last season or two shouldn't be held against it.