MSNBC Eyeing Alec Baldwin for Primetime Show: Report

'30 Rock' Star Would Helm Weekly Hour
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Actor Alec Baldwin is apparently set to host a new primetime show on MSNBC.

According to a report by Mediaite. 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 told MCN  "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.

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