Alec Baldwin to Host Weekly MSNBC Talk Show

Alec Baldwin MSNBC SeriesIt’s official: Alec Baldwin‘s next TV gig will be on MSNBC.

The cable news net has given the former 30 Rock star his own show, Up Late With Alec Baldwin, it was announced Thursday.

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The weekly current events and culture program will air Fridays at 10/9c, starting in October.

“After two seasons of my WNYC podcast, I’ve developed a fondness for hosting a show that involved talking with smart, talented and engaging people in every imaginable field,” Baldwin said in a statement. “I’m grateful to MSNBC for helping me bring a similar show to television.”

Added MSNBC President Phil Griffin:  “I’ve been talking with Alec for a while and can’t wait to bring his personality and eclectic interests to MSNBC. He’s got such passion for ideas and what’s going on in the world — he’s going to be a great addition to our line-up.”

Earlier this year, Baldwin was reported to be in talks with NBC for a late-night chatfest.

Will you be tuning in for Baldwin’s new venture?

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13 Comments
  1. Annette says:

    Will he be cool & calm or will he be punching people out,time will tell.

  2. ajintexas says:

    lol, will he be making fun of all the homosexuals on the network? That’s kinda his thing after all…

  3. Hipper says:

    i’d rather watch jack donaughy host this show.

  4. Tom Hunter says:

    MSNBC so desperate for someone to watch their network, they are gonna give an ACTOR a show on a ‘news’ channel. If he’s serious about talking to people from all spectrums, let’s see how long it takes him to get someone of Thomas Sowell’s or Dr. Benjamin Carson’s status on the show. Cause I’m pretty sure he will have Al Sharpton on as soon as possible. But Al wouldn’t challenge Baldwin intellectually like the other two gentlemen would.

  5. Mary says:

    I find him to be the most obnoxious person around. Will not be watching. Needs anger management classes.

  6. Jade says:

    Will definitely check it out.

  7. Jen says:

    Oh yes. I will be there. Looking forward to the Maddow-Baldwin handoff!

  8. Joey says:

    Not sure how I feel about this other than happy that I don’t have to watch an hour of Lockdown at that time anymore.

  9. Drew says:

    He should get Matt Damon to be his Robin!

  10. Cielo Amore says:

    He should showcase NimVindMusic.com as musical guest!!

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