Alec Baldwin is being lined up to front a late-night talk show.
The 30 Rock actor - who is currently starring in a stage production of Orphans on New York's Broadway - is said to have had "conversations" with NBC about taking over the slot currently occupied by Carson Daly's Last Call after impressing network chiefs with his podcast series.
"People have been impressed with his radio podcast series and have thought about him for these opportunities," a source said.
Alec's podcast series with WNYC radio, called Here's The Thing, has seen him interview stars including David Letterman, Billy Joel, Kristen Wiig and Chris Rock away from the studio into locations such as his guest's apartment. If the proposed 30-minute TV show followed the same format, it would mean the 55-year-old actor could record several installments in one day, leaving his schedule open for his other commitments, the New York Daily News reports.
30 Rock is to end after seven series, it has been confirmed.
The NBC comedy show - which was created by Tina Fey and stars Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan - was recently recommissioned for another run of 13 episodes, but the network have now confirmed that they will be the last, confirming recent speculation about the show's future.
Despite the news, NBC are hopeful of working with Tina - who loosely based the show on her experiences working on Saturday Night Live' - on other projects.
"I know Tina, Alec and the rest will deliver some of their best work. We think the world of Tina Fey, who is a comic genius, and we hope she'll be a part of the NBC family for years to come," said NBC executive Bob Greenblatt.
30 Rock will draw to a close with a special hour-long season finale.
Alec Baldwin has hinted he is leaving 30 Rock.
The 54-year-old actor - who plays television executive Jack Donaghy in the NBC comedy - has hit out at the network after The Today Show sent a news crew to his house following the arrest of a French-Canadian woman on charges of stalking him and said he was leaving the network "just in time."
"Outside my apt today, along side the other stalkers from the tabloid press, a crew that identified themselves as being with the Today Show. The television crew camped outside my apt said they were with the Today Show. #howthemightyhavefallen. I haven't appeared on the Today Show in many years. But did they have to camp outside my apt? A story about stalking sure brings out the stalkers in the media. But, the Today Show? No one from NBC contacted me until the Today Show arrived at my apt. I think I'm leaving NBC just in time (sic)," he wrote on his Twitter.
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Tina Fey recently announced that Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State, will make a guest starring appearance on 30 Rock. She’ll be playing herself (sort of), as Jack’s ex-girlfriend.
Jack Donaghy, played by Alec Baldwin, stated in season one that he was dating “a high-ranking African-American member of the Bush Administration,” though ultimately the relationship didn’t work out.
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For the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC recruited funnyman Ricky Gervais to host the ceremony for the second year in a row. But will Gervais be the only name making a return appearance at the microphone tonight?
Last year, Michael C. Hall, Alec Baldwin, Julianna Margulies and Toni Collette nabbed acting wins in the Television category. Could we see repeat victories for all four nominees?
At the 2010 event, Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) bested Colin Firth (A Single Man) for Best Actor in a Drama. Will this be the year that Colin Firth (The King's Speech) takes the statue from Bridges (True Grit)?
Follow our live Golden Globes coverage after the jump and get all of the answers to the above questions and more!
The Golden Globe contenders for the 2010-11 season were officially announced Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills by Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood.
Last year's Best Comedy Series winner, Glee, lead all television programs with a total of five nominations. Five series -- 30 Rock, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, The Good Wife and Mad Men -- tied for second place with three nods each.
Here are some of the notable omissions/inclusions from this year's list of nominees:
- The Good Wife was the only non-cable series to be recognized for Best Drama.
- The Walking Dead replaced that other horror series (True Blood), giving AMC two nominations in the Drama category.
- The limitations of the Best Supporting Actor category meant only two acting noms for the cast of Modern Family.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt has found herself pitted against Claire Danes ... and Dame Judi Dench.
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- hosted again by Ricky Gervais -- will air Jan. 16 on NBC.
(You can find the full list of nominees after the jump. Click here for the film nominations.)
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Here are some of the TV on DVD options available this Tuesday:
- 30 Rock (Season 4)
- Being Human (Season 2)
- Bored to Death (Season 1)
- Castle (Season 2)
- Community (Season 1)
- Desperate Housewives (Season 6)
- Dragon Ball GT (Complete Series)
- The Hills (Season 6)
- How I Met Your Mother (Season 5)
- Human Target (Season 1)
- Law & Order: SVU (Season 11)
- The Mentalist (Season 2)
- Modern Family (Season 1)
- Mythbusters (Collection 6)
- Spartacus: Blood and Sand (Season 1)
- Two and a Half Men (Season 7)
Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.
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Although he’s already made it known that he’s leaving 30 Rock when his contract expires in 2012, Alec Baldwin now reveals that he wants to leave acting entirely—to pursue a more private, tabloid-free life.
“As much as I like acting I know that I would love to have a different life. A private life ... I think that doing this now for a living has become really, really hard. I would rather go do other things, and [with] whatever amount of time I have left in my life, have a normal life.”
When the interviewer points out that it may be impossible to do considering his current fame, Baldwin says, “I want to find out how close I can get.”
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The road to the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards officially kicked off early this morning. Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara (who received a nod) and Community‘s Joel McHale (who didn’t) were the ones who had the honor of reading this year’s list of nominees.
Although Mad Men - with 17 nominations - once again topped off all dramas, 30 Rock didnot
lead the comedies. Glee did. The freshman FOX series raked in a total of 19 noms, only a handful short of the overall leader. (HBO’s miniseries, The Pacific, received 24 mentions.) 30 Rock did receive 15 nominations, though, while Modern Family followed closely behind with 14.
The August 29 ceremony - which NBC will air live on both the East and West coasts - will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. You can see a partial list of nominees after the jump.
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(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)
- Life Unexpected (CW, 9pm): “Lux does her best to get Jones to drop the charges against Bug.” Yes, he may be creepy and ugly—but calling him dirty is simply unfair.
- Damages (FX, 10pm): “A Hewes & Shayes job candidate has questions for Ellen about Patty.” Question #1: What are the signs you’ll either be fired…or killed?
- Men of a Certain Age (TNT, 10pm): Season finale. “Owen sees a glimmer of hope when he lands work at a rival dealership.” Season 2 will see Owen crawling back when his Toyota job abruptly ends.
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