Alec Baldwin Getting MSNBC Show: Report

Host to focus on politics in prime time slot: insider
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2013 6:35 AM CDT
Alec Baldwin Getting MSNBC Show: Report
This Jan. 27, 2013 file photo shows actor Alec Baldwinat the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Sounds like Alec Baldwin will soon have a regular outlet for his political views. An unnamed insider tells Mediaite that Baldwin is set to host a politically-focused MSNBC show on Fridays at 10pm. The channel hasn't confirmed the news, though the source says it's a certainty. The show would take the slot currently held by prison documentary Lockup. Baldwin has flirted with hosting at MSNBC before: He read teasers for Lawrence O'Donnell last year, the Los Angeles Times noted at the time.

Meanwhile, some (also unconfirmed) changes at an MSNBC rival: Fox News host Megyn Kelly will be taking over the channel's 9pm slot, which is currently occupied by Sean Hannity. It's the first prime-time schedule change at Fox News in a decade, reports the Drudge Report, which broke the Kelly news. In an interview, the channel's chairman and CEO, Roger Ailes, wouldn't confirm or deny what he called a rumor—but he did say that "all of our stars will be back," Mediabistro reports. (Read more Alec Baldwin stories.)

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