NBC just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to their successful sitcoms. Steve Carrell has announced that he’ll be leaving The Office at the end of the upcoming season. Now, Alec Baldwin has reaffirmed that he won’t be renewing his 30 Rock contract.
Baldwin has made rumblings about leaving the sitcom in the past but seems to be sticking to it. Yesterday, he told CNN that he plans to quit acting to pursue a “normal life.” The actor would like to have a private life and do other things. He feels that’s just not possible as a celebrity.
The actor’s 30 Rock contract expires in 2012 so, unless something changes, it sounds like season six will be Baldwin’s last.
It’s hard to say if the sitcom could successfully continue without him but, unless NBC finds some hit shows in the next couple years, the network will likely try.
What do you think? Would 30 Rock be worth watching without Alec Baldwin’s egotistical Jack Donaghy? Do you think he’ll really leave?