Actor Alec Baldwin is set to host a new primetime show on
MSNBC, according to a report by Mediaite.
According to the report, Baldwin's would be a weekly show to
air Fridays at 10 p.m., where the liberal news network currently airs the Lockup documentary series. Lawrence O'Donnell
hosts the 10 p.m. hour Monday through Thursday.
An MSNBC source tells B&C
"we're fans of Alec but we don't have anything to say regarding the unconfirmed
reports." Baldwin's rep also declined to comment on the report.
The politically outspoken Baldwin already has ties to
NBCUniversal, having starred in 30 Rock
on NBC for seven seasons. He is also the host of the well-regarded WNYC interview
podcast Here's the Thing.
MSNBC has been tinkering with its primetime lineup in the
wake of the 2012 election, including moving weekend host Chris Hayes to 8 p.m.,
replacing Ed Schultz.