Alec Baldwin to Host Late-Night Talk Show

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Can’t decide between Leno and Letterman? Why not go with Baldwin! Beginning this fall, actor Alec Baldwin will host a late night current events and culture talk show on MSNBC.

Up Late w/Alec Baldwin
will air during the 10-11 p.m. eastern time slot on the news network, starting in October. “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.”

The 55-year-old 30 Rock star has hosted a radio podcast on WNYC called “Here’s the Thing” since 2011 and has interviewed several celebrities including David Letterman, Michael Douglas and Lena Dunham. He’s also hosted Saturday Night Live an impressive 16 times and co-hosted the Academy Awards in 2010.

“He has such passion for ideas and what’s going on in the world,” revealed MSNBC President Phil Griffin. “He’s going to be a great addition to our line-up.”