OK. It’s not exactly an upgrade on the adorable scale — Paul Rudd exists somewhere on the scale right above super furry Corgi puppies, while Emma Stone hovers right below — but, it’s safe to say that, with Paul Rudd on “Parks and Rec,” and Emma Stone now set for a guest turn on “30 Rock” that this winter’s Thursday night line-up on NBC will sweep all the awards at the 2012 Ceremony for People You Just Want to Put In Your Pocket and Take Home. If “The Office” can find a way to bring Rachel McAdams aboard, and if “Up All Night” can grab Ryan Gosling, every woman with a kitten calendar in her cubicle would instantly melt into a puddle of squee.
Stone will be featured on a January 26th episode along with Andy Samberg (boo!) and Nick Cannon (double boo!) when Jane Krakowski’s character stars in a movie from the producers of Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve called Martin Luther King Day.
James Marsden, Mary Steenburgen, Will Arnett, Denise Richards, Kelsey Grammer, and Kristen Schaal will also appear in episodes of “30 Rock” this season.