Alec Baldwin's about to get a show on MSNBC, according to a Mediaite report that says the actor will get the cable channel's Fridays at 10 p.m. slot. The arrangement, they report, is more or less finalized.
MSNBC signs world's greatest actor in bid for planetary domination. http://t.co/pLYmfMRqjm— davidfrum (@davidfrum) August 9, 2013
Currently, "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell runs at 10 p.m. Monday - Thursday on the network, meaning Baldwin wouldn't cut into any other personality on the channel's time. Instead, the actor's rumored show would replace a series of documentaries on prisons. Those of you wondering what Baldwin would look like behind an MSNBC desk are in luck, because O'Donnell and Baldwin are buds (O'Donnell defended the actor's plane etiquette after Baldwin was kicked off of an American Airlines flight), and the actual talk show host let the rumored talk show host steal his desk for a bit last May:
Baldwin's post-30 Rock interest in a talk show format has been simmering for awhile now — the above O'Donnell stunt resulted in a corresponding flareup of speculation on a possible Baldwin match with MSNBC. And earlier this year, the actor was reportedly in talks to take over Carson Daly's late night slot, also on NBC. Baldwin was also reportedly on the short list to replace Keith Olbermann on MSNBC in 2011.
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