Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks will make his first appearance on prime-time network television in over 25 years when he guest stars on the hit NBC sitcom ’30 Rock,’ TVLine.com is reporting. Hanks made the announcement on March 25 when he tweeted the confirmed casting. Neither Hanks or NBC have released official details on what his role will be, or what his episode will be about.

Hanks’ last network television role was a 1983 multi-episode guest-starring arc on another hit NBC sitcom, ‘Family Ties,’ where he played Uncle Ned. But his major television role, which helped push him to fame, was the ABC sitcom ‘Bosom Buddies,’ which aired from 1980-82.

Hanks follows in the footsteps of several other big name Hollywood movie stars have appeared on ’30 Rock’ this season. They include Matt Damon, James Franco, Susan Sarandon and Chloe Moretz.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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