Scoop: Will Arnett Will 30 Rock Once Again

Will Arnett will perform double duty for the Peacock this TV season.

Already the male lead of the freshman NBC comedy Up All Night, Arnett is now officially booked to reprise his 30 Rock character of Devon Banks, TVLine has learned.

Arnett originated the role of Jack Donaghy’s sexually amorphous business rival toward the end of the hitcom’s first season, and has returned a half dozen times since — most recently to help Jack out of a bind with his Kabletown boss. To date, Arnett has earned three guest star Emmy nominations for the role.

News of Arnett’s latest 30 Rock visit comes on the heels of reports that he and the rest of the Arrested Development cast will reprise those characters for a “mini-season” of refresher episodes leading up to the long-rumored movie adaptation of the Fox comedy.

Up All Night airs Wednesdays at 8/7c; 30 Rock will kick off its sixth cycle at midseason.

Comments (11)

  • I love Devin Banks!

    Comment by Elizabeth – October 3, 2011 06:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Will has a lot of work lined up. Good thing he’s talented enough to handle all these comedic roles.

    Comment by Cloudy Knight – October 3, 2011 08:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well, at least he’ll have somewhere to flex his comedic muscles, cuz that’s certainly not happening on Up All Night. Seriously, is that show a drama, or what?

      Comment by KevyB – October 4, 2011 07:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Devon Banks may be the best recurring character on “30 Rock”. Or at least the one I look forward to seeing the most.

    Comment by Kristen – October 3, 2011 10:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Especially if he wears his short robe!

      Comment by ultimate troll – October 4, 2011 06:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What about Spaceman?! Another amazing recurring character! (Then again, I love nearly all of 30 Rock’s characters.)

      Comment by Amy – October 4, 2011 07:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yes!
    lemon’s new boss!? ;)

    Comment by js – October 4, 2011 01:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, here come ANOTHER guest acting Emmy nod for Arnett…

    Comment by Nate – October 4, 2011 05:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yessssssssss! Devon Banks is awesome.

    Comment by Aprilcot26 – October 4, 2011 06:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best news EVVVVAAA!

    Comment by Archie – October 4, 2011 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dr. Spaceman is a horrible character who is not funny whatsoever. I cringe everytime he appears on screen. His character is lazy writing.

    Comment by Brad – October 5, 2011 09:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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