updated 04/07/2011 AT 7:45 PM ET
•originally published 04/08/2011 AT 9:55 AM ET
Those 30 Rock fans who want to see Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon character become a mom will have to keep waiting.
The NBC show has already wrapped its current season and Fey’s pregnancy won’t factor into the storyline or postpone production for next season, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Having time off from work is just one source of relief for the actress. The mother of 5-year-old daughter Alice also won’t have to worry anymore about being asked if she’s having a second child.
“I wish I had a better joke response,” Fey, 40, told PEOPLE before she revealed she was pregnant. “[I’d] usually just go, ‘I don’t know, I’m pretty old. Down to the wire! I need a good joke.’ ”
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