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Alec Baldwin's MSNBC Show to Debut in October

Sep 5, 2013 03:56 PM ET
by Liz Raftery

Alec Baldwin

It’s official: Alec Baldwin is joining MSNBC.

Baldwin will host Up Late with Alec Baldwin on Fridays at 10/9c beginning in October, the network announced Thursday. The show will cover weekly current events and culture.

Since 2011, the 30 Rock alum has hosted the “Here’s the Thing” podcast on WNYC and has interviewed several politicians and pop culture icons.

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“After two seasons of my WNYC podcast, I’ve developed a fondness for hosting a show that involved talking with smart, talented and engaging people in every imaginable field,” Baldwin said in a statement. “I’m grateful to MSNBC for helping me bring a similar show to television.”

Added MSNBC President Phil Griffin: “I’ve been talking with Alec for a while and can’t wait to bring his personality and eclectic interests to MSNBC. He’s got such passion for ideas and what’s going on in the world. He’s going to be a great addition to our lineup.”

Will you watch Up Late with Alec Baldwin?