Is Alec Baldwin about to make the move into late-night talk TV?
According to Deadline.com, the former 30 Rock star is having conversations with NBC to host a late-night talker that would air in the 1:30 a.m. timeslot presently occupied by Last Call with Carson Daly.
Currently onstage in the Broadway play Orphans, Baldwin has no previous experience hosting a talk show, but he has spent three seasons co-hosting the movie-chat series The Essentials on TCM and currently hosts a popular podcast called Here’s The Thing. Former MTV VJ Daly has hosted Last Call since 2002 and currently does double duty on NBC as host of the primetime talent-search series The Voice.
If Baldwin does inherit the Daly timeslot, it would be the latest move in NBC’s ongoing attempt to revitalize its late-night talent lineup.
Last week the peacock network announced that Jimmy Fallon will be taking over host duties on The Tonight Show from Jay Leno next February. No replacement host has been named to take over Fallon’s current show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, although most industry insiders assume the job will go to Saturday Night Live regular Seth Meyers.
A source close to NBC disputed the Deadline.com reported when contacted by The New York Post, the Big Apple tabloid with which Baldwin has had a longstanding feud.