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?