By Will Ashton
Just as Jimmy Fallon is on the heels of taking over Jay Leno’s position on The Tonight Show, it has been revealed today that Alec Baldwin will be hosting his own talk show this fall on MSNBC.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the actor will be hosting a weekly nighttime talk show on Fridays at 10 p.m. beginning in October. The show, titled Up Late With Alec Baldwin, will have the actor discussing current events and culture.
Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, had the following to say:
“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.”
Baldwin discussed his desire to host a talk show earlier this year to THR, when he said the following:
“That show would be the pinnacle of the marriage between my political beliefs, my political curiosity and wanting to communicate to people on camera to a broader audience.”
Baldwin can be seen in theaters now in Blue Jasmine. He is set to star in Cameron Crowe’s untitled project, as well as Wayne Kramer’s Caught Stealing, next.