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

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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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Comments (18)

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

    Comment by Jeff Michael (@ZeoVGM) – April 9, 2013 05:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think it’s safe to assume that it would end. But who knows with NBC.

      Comment by Esaul – April 9, 2013 05:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It would probably be replaced by Baldwin’s show. Which I imagine would be very similar to Later in the Bob Costas, Greg Kinnear years.

      Comment by canadian ninja – April 14, 2013 05:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Whether one likes Daly or not, would be a shame to lose his unique show in late night.

    Comment by Playhouse – April 9, 2013 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Jon – April 9, 2013 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seth Meyers AND Alec Baldwin. Couldn’t think of 2 worse people to host a show.

    Comment by Jimmy – April 9, 2013 05:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • As they said in the Capital One ads: What’s in your wallet?

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – April 9, 2013 07:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like Alec Baldwin but he is only tolerable in small doses. He would become incredibly annoying every night of the week.

    Comment by Matt – April 10, 2013 09:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by TV Gord – April 10, 2013 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • chelsea handler at 1130

    Comment by John Moshier – April 10, 2013 02:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. Time for a woman (she IS a woman, right?) to muscle in with the guys.

      Comment by Bob – April 11, 2013 07:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • mainstream late night tv is definitely ready for a female host. unfortunately, chelsea handler just isn’t funny.

        Comment by kstanton4180 – April 12, 2013 05:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Bob – April 11, 2013 07:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Robin – April 13, 2013 06:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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