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Alec Baldwin to host a weekly talk show on ABC

Five years after he was dumped by MSNBC, Alec Baldwin will have another opportunity to resurrect his career as a television talk show host

Five years after he was dumped by MSNBC, Alec Baldwin will have another opportunity to resurrect his career as a television talk show host.

The Donald Trump impersonator from Saturday Night Live will host Sundays With Alec Baldwin for at least eight hour-long episodes on Disney-owned ABC, it was reported on Tuesday.

The first pilot episode will air this Sunday night after the Academy Awards ceremony, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Baldwin’s guests on the pilot episode this Sunday are comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld and Kate McKinnon, who has appeared alongside Baldwin as a cast member on SNL.

The first ‘sneak peek’ episode includes in-depth discussions about the current state of comedy as well as life before and after fame.

Sundays With Alec Baldwin will be modeled after the actor’s popular podcasts, titled Here’s The Thing, which are heard on WNYC radio.

‘I’m excited about this show and grateful to ABC for taking a chance on me in what is, admittedly, a crowded field,’ Baldwin said in a statement on Tuesday.

‘I’ve enjoyed doing my podcast for WNYC and look forward to the challenge of doing a show on camera.’

Jerry Seinfeld

Kate McKinnon

Baldwin will host Sundays With Alec Baldwin for at least eight hour-long episodes on Disney-owned ABC, it was reported on Tuesday. The first pilot episode will air this Sunday night after the Academy Awards ceremony, with guests Jerry Seinfeld (left) and Kate McKinnon (right)

The new Sunday show will feature interviews with actors, comedians, politicians, and other movers and shakers from American pop culture.

While the first pilot will air this Sunday, ABC has yet to announce subsequent air dates and times for Baldwin’s new program.

‘Alec’s intellect, wit and wealth of life experience afford him a voice and perspective we haven’t seen before in this format,’ said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey.

‘When we shot the pilot, we knew immediately we had something special … that showcases Alec as one of today’s most compelling conversationalists and highlights the type of intimate discussions that he has captured on his podcast for years.’

The show will be filmed in New York, where Baldwin is based.

Baldwin will continue with his other gigs in the entertainment world, including his regular appearances on SNL, film roles, and hosting duties on the ABC game show Match Game.

In August 2013, MSNBC announced that Baldwin would host a one-hour show that would air Friday nights called Up Late with Alec Baldwin. But the show lasted just five episodes after Baldwin was filmed on a Manhattan street by TMZ yelling at a photojournalist

In August 2013, MSNBC announced that Baldwin would host a one-hour show that would air Friday nights called Up Late with Alec Baldwin. But the show lasted just five episodes after Baldwin was filmed on a Manhattan street by TMZ yelling at a photojournalist

His previous foray into television was unsuccessful and acrimonious.

In August 2013, MSNBC announced that Baldwin would host a one-hour show that would air Friday nights called Up Late with Alec Baldwin.

But the show lasted just five episodes after Baldwin was filmed on a Manhattan street by TMZ yelling at a photojournalist.

The gossip site claimed Baldwin called the cameraperson a ‘c***s***ing f**’, though the actor denied this. Instead, Baldwin claims he called the man a ‘c***s***ing fathead.’

Nonetheless, Baldwin said that LGBT activists who make up ‘the fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy’ pressured MSNBC to remove his show. 



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