Report: 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin in Talks With NBC for Very Late-Night Show

Alec Baldwin Late Night ShowAlec Baldwin may be heading back to NBC, albeit in a much later timeslot.

The 30 Rock alum is in consideration for a spot on the network’s late-night lineup, an unnamed executive tells The New York Times.

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Talks are only in the initial stages, but a likely home for Baldwin’s chatfest is already being singled out: The slot currently filled by Last Call, which is hosted by Carson Daly.

Should Baldwin take over the Voice host’s half-hour, it would represent a complete overhaul of the Peacock network’s nighttime talk offerings. Earlier this month, it was confirmed that Late Night frontman Jimmy Fallon will succeed Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show in Spring 2014. Meanwhile, sources confirm that SNL‘s Seth Meyers is the odds-on-favorite to inherit Fallon’s former perch.

Baldwin is a frequent and favorite late-night show guest. Additionally, he created a podcast with WNYC radio in New York called “Here’s the Thing,” on which he’s interviewed David Letterman, Kristen Wiig, Chris Rock, Lena Dunham and many more.

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18 Comments
  1. This article says nothing about what would happen to Carson Daly’s show, which has become very respectable post-format change.

  2. Playhouse says:

    Whether one likes Daly or not, would be a shame to lose his unique show in late night.

    • Jon says:

      Last Call is much better today than it was years ago, but it would not be a shame to lose it considering Alec Baldwin is leaps and bounds more interesting than Carson Daly.

  3. Jimmy says:

    Seth Meyers AND Alec Baldwin. Couldn’t think of 2 worse people to host a show.

  4. As they said in the Capital One ads: What’s in your wallet?

  5. Matt says:

    I like Alec Baldwin but he is only tolerable in small doses. He would become incredibly annoying every night of the week.

  6. TV Gord says:

    I just can’t see him being happy with a show that starts at 1:35 at the earliest (the Detroit affiliate that I watch even delays it further, sandwiching two infomercials between Fallon and Daly). I really enjoyed him on 30 Rock, but I don’t think a talk show in the middle of the night would be the best career move for him at this point in his life.

  7. John Moshier says:

    chelsea handler at 1130

  8. Bob says:

    Well, since NBC just renewed Daly’s show for another season, it would appear the 1:35 AM slot is filled. So, that only leaves the 12:35 AM slot being vacated by Fallon. Sorry, but I just don’t see Baldwin as a viable TV host. Far too opinionated and far too full of himself, with a touch of an anger management problem.

  9. Robin says:

    I don’t understand this love affair w/ him. He was abusive to his ex wife and horrible to his daughter. His comments were public! He is a misogynistic self aggrandizing jerk.