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

(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.

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)
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