Actor Alec Baldwin might be adding “pundit” to his resume if a recent report turns out to be true.
According to Mediaite, Alec Baldwin is in talks to host a weekly program for MSNBC in the struggling network’s primetime slot. The show, currently untitled, will air Friday nights at 10PM ET.
A source from MSNBC seemed to pour cold water on the report, saying “We’re fans of Alec but we’ve got nothing to say regarding this unconfirmed report.” Baldwin’s rep refused to comment.
Currently, MSNBC’s 10PM slot is occupied by Lawrence O’Donnell, but only Monday through Thursday. If Baldwin were added to the lineup, he actually wouldn’t be replacing anybody except Lockup, a prison documentary series that airs Friday nights.
Baldwin is a very outspoken liberal, so some are calling him a natural fit for the progressive network, which has suffered from poor ratings over the past several months.
Though interest in Baldwin seems like a ratings stunt on MSNBC’s part, sociopolitical coverage is not entirely unfamiliar to the 55-year-old actor.
He already hosts a WNYC podcast of interviews called “Here’s the Thing,” and has an upcoming HBO documentary called Seduced and Abandoned, about actors and directors discussing the risks and rewards of making big budget films.
Do you think Alec Baldwin would make a good pundit for MSNBC?