Alec Baldwin in Talks to Host MSNBC Show

Alec Baldwin MSNBC Host
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Alec Baldwin is in talks to host a new weekly show for MSNBC, sources confirm to Variety.

Baldwin’s show would air Friday nights at 10:00 PM ET, says Mediaite, which first reported the news. Currently, Lawrence O’Donnell hosts a show on MSNBC at 10:00 PM, but only Monday through Thursday.

Mediaite says the deal is done, but MSNBC is not prepared to announce. A rep for the cabler didn’t comment.

In addition to Baldwin being right at home politically on the liberal-leaning net, he has a long history with the Peacock, having appeared on “30 Rock” for seven seasons, been a mainstay at “Saturday Night Live,” and hosted the net’s airing of the Live Earth concert in 2007.

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  1. Harry Meister says:

    What about Bill Maher which airs at the same time? It seems like this might be a conflict for scheduling. Baldwin is a frequent guest on Bill’s show and they are pulling from the same demographic. Seems like bad scheduling to me….

  2. gregg M says:

    Like anybody cares-about msnbc are they even on the air anymore

  3. G. Jardoness says:

    I’m not sure those news studio sets are large enough for the brand of histrionic chair-throwing such a show would quickly devolve into — can’t you just wait for Springer to retire?

  4. Ted Trent says:

    Now that’s a turn on!

  5. Jen says:

    Alec will be really good at this, he really gets into politics. I wish him the best of luck.

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