TVLine Items: 30 Rock's Baldwin Backtracks, Fox Renews Burgers, and Other News to Know
What are we going to do with you, Alec Baldwin? First, you abruptly announce that next season will be 30 Rock‘s last, and now you want the NBC comedy juggernaut to go on “forever”?!
Believe it or not, that is what the backpedaling actor said in a Huffington Post blog entry Thursday, all the while noting that what he really meant to say earlier this week was that his “days on network TV may be numbered,” adding, “Next year hopefully won’t be the last. Kenneth can run the network. Jenna will get her own talk show. Tracy will become Mayor of New York. Then resign to go raise exotic reptiles. And Lemon will go do…. just about anything she sets her mind to.”
Moving forward, all Baldwin blog posts, interviews and statements should be taken with a grain of salt.
Ready for more TV dish? Well…
• Fox has officially renewed freshman animated comedy Bob’s Burgers for a 13-episode second season.
• Fox’s The X Factor is doubling up on hosting duties, per The Hollywood Reporter. Freemantle’s North America CEO Cecile Frot-Coutaz tells the mag that while they’re working hard to make sure X Factor differs greatly from the network’s other competition series American Idol, they will be borrowing its Season 1 blunder format and enlisting the help of two hosts.
• Hope Davis (In Treatment) has joined the HBO comedy pilot Spring/Fall, says Deadline. Davis will play Tea Leoni’s business partner in the dog-eat-dog world of fashion.
• Controversial political news figure Glenn Beck is leaving his daily talk show on Fox News later this year. Beck and his production company will still work closely with the network, developing several specials in the coming months.
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