That’s no doubt the thought that crossed Tina Fey’s mind on Wednesday morning when she heard that Alec Baldwin took it upon himself to publicly set an end date to 30 Rock.
“I will tell you one thing,” Baldwin told NYMag.com. “And that is our show next year is our last year of the show. Our contracts are expired [in 2012], and Tina is gonna have a big career directing films and writing. She’s going to be the next Elaine May. She’ll be great.”
There’s just one problem: It’s apparently hogwash.
While it’s true that Fey and Baldwin’s contacts are up in May 2012, an NBC insider insists, “We have had no conversations about 30 Rock ending next season.”
Perhaps this was just wishful thinking on Baldwin’s part. The multiple Emmy winner has made no secret of his desire to leave Rock when his current deal ends. It’s also possible that the man behind Jack Donaghy is using the media to negotiate a new mega-bucks contract with the Peacock.
Reps for NBC and Fey declined to comment.