NEW YORK -- MSNBC's prime-time lineup is getting some star power with Alec Baldwin, at least for one night a week.
The cable news network announced Thursday the actor will host Up Late with Alec Baldwin, a current events and culture talk show to air Friday nights at 9 p.m. Central time. The show is modelled after a podcast he's been doing for WNYC radio in New York, interviewing personalities like David Letterman, Dick Cavett and Republican political strategist Ed Rollins.
The network said the show will begin in October. The two-time Emmy winner for 30 Rock and 16-time host of Saturday Night Live will be back in familiar territory. MSNBC says Baldwin's show will tape at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York.
-- The Associated Press