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11.9.13

Alec Baldwin joins MSNBC


Alec Baldwin with his Best Actor in a TV Comedy Award at the 2013 SAG Awards
Finally. Alec Baldwin has long hinted that he wants to have a TV talk show. He hasn't made secret his desire of being a 60 Minutes correspondent and even though he's not a correspondent on the popular Q&A show, he has finally gotten his own late night show on MSNBC. 

The very liberal actor will host Up Late With Alec Baldwin from October, where he will be taking on current events and culture. The former 30 Rock actor is continuing his relationship with NBC, which owns MSNBC and screened 30 Rock in it's seven season run. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alec has been honing his interviewing skills on his WNYW podcast Here's the Thing, where he's questioned everyone from Chris Rock and Lena Dunham to New York Times editor Jill Abramsonand PETA's Dan Mathews. "At one point he was in preliminary discussions with NBC executives to host a late-night show on the network, with whom the former 30 Rock star has an overall deal. On MSNBC, Baldwin will be up against another outspoken left-leaning personality -- HBO's Bill Maher. But the low-pressure time slot will also give Baldwin an opportunity for a soft launch while the show finds its legs. "

Alec is the most controversial of the famous Baldwin brothers and is always involved in some sort of controversy, mainly because he's so outspoken.  He recently made headlines for his homophobic slurs to Daily Mail reporter, George Stark after Stark reporter that Alec's wife, Hilaria, was tweeting at James Gandolfini's funeral in June. 

MSNBC is available on TopTV channel 410 and Alec's show is expected to air on the channel, albeit in the early hours of the morning. 

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