Alec Baldwin lands talk show?

Los Angeles, April 11 (IANS) Actor Alec Baldwin is reportedly being lined up to host a late-night talk show for National Broadcasting Company (NBC). It is said to be based on his popular podcast series, “Here’s The Thing”.

The “30 Rock” actor, who currently stars in a stage production “Orphans” by New York’s Broadway theatre, had conversations with NBC about taking over a slot. The said slot is currently occupied by “Carson Daly’s Last Call”, after impressing network chiefs with his podcast series, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

“People have been impressed with his radio podcast series and have thought about him for these opportunities,” said a source.

Baldwin’s podcast series with WNYC radio has seen him interview stars including David Letterman, Billy Joel, Kristen Wiig and Chris Rock, away from the studio into locations such as his guests’ apartment.

If the proposed 30-minute TV show followed the same format, it would mean the 55-year-old actor could record several instalments in one day, leaving his schedule open for his other commitments, said a source.

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