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Tom Hanks to Guest Star on 30 Rock

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Tom Hanks to Guest Star on 30 Rock

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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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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