With the conclusion of "30 Rock" this year, Alec Baldwin's next career move has been a magnet for speculation, with rumors of a mayoral run and then a late night television show never coming to fruition. Nevertheless, media blog Mediaite is confident Baldwin has landed a show on MSNBC, reporting Thursday that, "Our source insists it's a done deal but there is no question MSNBC is not quite prepared for an announcement."
According to the Mediaite report, Baldwin's show would air Fridays at 10 p.m., replacing the prison series "Lockup" currently in that slot. In addition to a long-standing relationship with NBC – Baldwin has hosted "Saturday Night Live" multiple times – his outspoken liberal views make him an easy fit for the left-leaning news network. NBC responded with more or less a non-denial, with a source telling Mediaite and other outlets, "We're fans of Alec but we've got nothing to say regarding this unconfirmed report."
Reports last April of Baldwin hosting a late night talk show on NBC went nowhere. Baldwin continues to host his weekly WNYC radio talk show "Here's the Thing," where he interviews politicians, entertainers, sports stars and academics. Known for his temper, Baldwin has also gotten into some trouble for various Twitter rants and confrontations with paparazzi.
Last year, Baldwin appeared on Lawrence O'Donnell's MSNBC show "The Last Word" as a guest and briefly took over the anchor seat. When it came to reading off the headlines of the day, he was a natural.