Alec Baldwin’s MSNBC Show Is Really Happening

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As rumored, Up Late with Alec Baldwin will air on Fridays at 10 p.m. and starts next month. “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,” said the new dad and anti-paparazzi warrior in the announcement. “I’m grateful to MSNBC for helping me bring a similar show to television.” The podcast in question is actually pretty good and has featured varied guests including Lena Dunham and New York Times editor Jill Abramson. Although they share a temper, Baldwin is not quite Keith Olbermann — in the good or bad sense — so this thing just might work.