Stritch Returns to NBC's '30 Rock' Tonight 12/11

 Stritch Returns to NBC's '30 Rock' Tonight 12/11

Elaine Stritch won Emmy Award for her role as Alec Baldwin's character Jack Donaghy's mother, Colleen Donaghy on NBC's "30 Rock." She returns to the role tonight 12/11 for the show's special Christmas episode. 

The plot for the episode is describe as "Only days before Christmas, Liz's (Tina Fey) parents ditch her to celebrate the holidays at a couples-only retreat, leaving her all alone for the holiday and to fill the void, she participates in a charity program, ""Letters to Santa," to help underprivileged kids have a nice Christmas.

Meanwhile, Jack (Alec Baldwin) takes his frustration out on the TGS  staff when his plans for a dream holiday vacation away from his overbearing mother, Colleen (guest star Elaine Stritch) are crushed. The TGS crew are forced to give up their plans to produce a last-minute Christmas special". Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, Judah Friedlander and Keith Powell also star.

Broadway actress and favorite stage and screen comedienne, Elaine Stritch, won a Primetime Emmy Award as an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Colleen Donaghy in the NBC sitcom "30 Rock." Stritch received the award at the Creative Arts Emmy Award ceremony held Saturday, September 8 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Elaine Stritch won a 2004 Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance Variety, Music, Program for her telecast solo-show Elaine Stritch...At Liberty and also won in 1993 for her guest appearance in "Law and Order."

NBC's "30 Rock" is aired Thursdays at 9:30pm (EST)