It's Official: Alec Baldwin Will Host New MSNBC Current Events Show, Set for Oct Launch
Alec Baldwin, MSNBC, Up Late with Alec Baldwin
Deadline reports that MSNBC has confirmed that Alec Baldwin will be the host of a new "current events and culture talk show" called UP LATE WITH Alec Baldwin, airing Fridays at 10 p.m. beginning this October.
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Mediaite previously reported that the show would "feature a large dose of Baldwin's outspoken liberal politics."
MSNBC's current 10 p.m. timeslot is Lawrence O'Donnell, who will continue to host his show Monday through Thursday, with Baldwin replacing MSNBC's "Lockup" prison documentary series on Fridays.
Baldwin is well known for his portrayal of 'Jack Donaghy' on NBC's 30 Rock, and often hosts the network's Saturday Night Live. Baldwin's Blue Jasmine just hit theaters, and the actor will next appear on the big screen in Caught Stealing.
Baldwin just appeared on Broadway this summer in Orphans. His other stage credits include Twentieth Century, Short Talks on the Universe, A Streetcar Named Desire, Serious Money and Loot, as well as off-Broadway's Entertaining Mr. Sloane, South Pacific, Macbeth and Prelude to a Kiss.