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Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 4:02PM EDT
The Alec Baldwin Show debuts to terrible numbers
About 2.71 million watched Baldwin's new talk show, making it Sunday's lowest-rated program.
Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Alec Baldwin criticized for saying "ever since I played Trump, black people love me"
"I don’t know how to say this and I don’t want to get it wrong either, because everything is a minefield of bombs going off, but...ever since I played Trump, black people love me," Baldwin says of his Saturday Night Live role in a The Hollywood Reporter cover story profile. "They love me. Everywhere I go, black people go crazy. I think it’s because they’re most afraid of Trump. I’m not going to paint every African-American person with the same brush, but a significant number of them are sitting there going, ‘This is going to be bad for black folks.''" His comments were met with skepticism on Twitter, with one person saying: "the only black person Alec Baldwin has in his contacts is Tracy Morgan and even they haven’t spoken since 30 Rock ended." ALSO: The Alec Baldwin Show reveals its guest list, starting with Robert De Niro and Taraji P. Henson on Sunday's premiere.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 6:27PM EDT
The Alec Baldwin Show will be the first network primetime talk show since NBC's The Jay Leno Show
Alec Baldwin's new talk show, which will emphasize lengthy sit-down interviews, is something rarely done in broadcast primetime. But as Variety points out, "the Sunday 10 p.m. time slot has been such a challenge for ABC in recent years that there’s not much to lose by giving Baldwin a shot."
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 1:10PM EDT
ABC unveils its fall schedule, featuring Roseanne Barr and Alec Baldwin
The Trump fan and the Trump hater will share the network stage this fall, with Roseanne returning to its Tuesday timeslot and Baldwin's talk show, now titled The Alec Baldwin Show, airing at 10 p.m. on Sundays. ABC is also moving Fresh Off the Boat and Speechless to Fridays. Nathan Fillion's The Rookie will air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. while Whiskey Cavalier and Grand Hotel will be held to midseason.
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 1:44PM EDT
Happy 60th birthday, Alec Baldwin!
"60 years. I’m truly speechless...," Baldwin wrote on Instagram in celebrating the Big 6-0 today.
Posted Monday 3/05/18 at 8:45AM EST
Alec Baldwin seemed to express sympathy for Kevin Spacey on his ABC talk show debut
Source: The Daily Beast
The Sundays with Alec Baldwin host, who has been criticized for pushing back on the #MeToo movement, discussed Spacey while interviewing Jerry Seinfeld. "It’s always so sad to watch people self-destruct," said Baldwin. "Even though they’re horrible people, some of them. Like Kevin Spacey. I love Kevin, but Kevin was a big fan of (Kevin). Kevin was the president of Kevin’s fan club.”
Posted Thursday 3/01/18 at 1:32PM EST
Alec Baldwin on his SNL Trump impression: "Every time I do it now, it's like agony"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Baldwin spoke about Saturday Night Live and his new ABC weekly talk show Sundays with Alec Baldwin in wide-ranging Hollywood Reporter interview. Baldwin also spoke about why his MSNBC chat show failed after a few episodes. "The show died an ugly death," he says, blaming that experience on being paired with a news producer. MSNBC was a horrible marriage and just a really bad experience." So why do another TV interview show? "It's longer, and it’s not a pre-produced segment on the couch of a talk show — which is nearly always promotional," he says. "The watchword for me is origins. I like to talk to people about their origins. How did they grow up and how were they primed for this kind of work? How did Jerry Seinfeld become Jerry Seinfeld? I think that's inspiring for artists and performers."
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 10:47PM EST
Should Alec Baldwin be getting a weekly ABC talk show after his #MeToo controversies?
Source: The Daily Beast
"One has to wonder," says Ira Madison III of ABC's debut of Sundays with Alec Baldwin after the Oscars this weekend, "exactly what kind of voice and perspective Baldwin has to offer in a late-night landscape that’s already overwhelmingly full of wealthy white men, but furthermore, are audiences ready for the perspective of a brash actor who’s spent the past year defending Hollywood’s alleged abusers in the wake of #MeToo and Time’s Up? As audiences begin to crave stories that peel back the curtain on Hollywood and expose many of the abuses that have been allowed to exist in the industry for far too long, Baldwin has loudly made himself the voice of accused predators like Dustin Hoffman and Woody Allen."
Posted Tuesday 2/27/18 at 5:23PM EST
ABC orders talk show Sundays with Alec Baldwin, which will get a post-Oscars preview
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Baldwin will bring the in-depth interviews that he's known for on his WNYC podcast Here's the Thing to television, starting on Sunday after the Oscars. ABC usually airs Jimmy Kimmel Live! After the Academy Awards following the Oscars, but Kimmel is busy hosting the Oscars for the second year in a row. ABC will air the pilot episode on Sunday, featuring in-depth interviews with Jerry Seinfeld and SNL co-star Kate McKinnon. ABC is billing Sunday's episode as a sneak preview, and the plan is to have two guests per show. “I'm excited about this show and grateful to ABC for taking a chance on me in what is, admittedly, a crowded field,” says Baldwin. “I've enjoyed doing my podcast for WNYC and look forward to the challenge of doing a show on camera.” ABC won't say when Sundays with Alec Baldwin will officially premiere.