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Alec Baldwin's Next TV Role: 'Rob Ford-Like' Mayor

He's working on one-hour series
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2014 1:52 PM CDT
Alec Baldwin's Next TV Role: 'Rob Ford-Like' Mayor
Alec Baldwin in a file photo from April.   (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP)

(Newser) – This sounds like a show we might actually watch: Alec Baldwin is developing a new TV series with NBC Productions in which he would play the "buffoonish" and/or "outlandish" mayor of New York City—a character much like the actual mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, Deadline reports. Baldwin will also be an executive producer on the one-hour cable series' pilot. CBC notes that the reaction on Twitter has been pretty amusing, with some wondering who might play the "malevolent brother" character. Perhaps another Baldwin? (Read more Alec Baldwin stories.)

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