NBC considering late-night show with Alec Baldwin: Report

NBC LogoIs Alec Baldwin going to be added to the tail end of NBC’s late-night lineup, and what does this mean for Carson Daly? These are both good questions, and we unfortunately don’t have concrete answers to either one just yet.

However, an unnamed television executive tells the New York Times that the network is currently considering a very late-night show hosted by Alec Baldwin. In many ways, this move makes sense. Baldwin is a longtime friend of the network thanks to his role on “30 Rock,” and has done countless appearances on “Saturday Night Live” and various late-night comedy shows over the years. Not only that, but his hosting gig on the New York radio show “Here’s the Thing” proves that he has the experience to give intelligent and at times funny interviews. The only negative is that he is notoriously outspoken, and some of Baldwin’s political views could divide what is already a small audience of people watching TV at such an hour.

The reporter behind this story is late-night guru Bill Carter, who has written so much about this TV format over the years that there is no one more informed of its inner workings. So take these talks as real, and if Baldwin lands the job, it may mean the end for “Last Call with Carson Daly” unless the host finds a new home elsewhere. (The good news for Daly is that he is already the host of “The Voice,” so he’ll still have a firm place on the network regardless of what happens.)

If you want to see how all of the late-night hosts are currently dealing with all of the Leno – Fallon drama, you can do so over at the link here.

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