In the aftermath of Christmas, when you're surrounded by the discarded wrapping of the presents you didn't want and the receipts of the presents you couldn't really afford to give, NBC is giving you a reason to chin up.

After a too-long hiatus, 30 Rock will be returning for its sixth season at the start of the new year, and by the looks of this pre-Christmas gift—a full five minute preview!—Liz Lemon will be more outlandish than ever and have a new, free-wheeling boyfriend (played by James Mardsen) to ease her work-related tensions. Also on the horizon, a possible romance between Kenneth and Jack in his wife's absence?

We'll have to wait until Thursday, January 12, when the show premieres during its new 8 p.m. time slot, to see if those strange sparks ever fly.

[via Cinema Blend]