From daytime soaps to primetime soaps, sitcoms, dramas, mini-series, children’s programming, docu-series, awards shows, Saturday Night Live, game shows, and even animation, there isn’t much that Alec Baldwin hasn’t done on the small screen. Now he’s kicking off a new talk show, and it’s not even his first. His Up Late with Alec Baldwin ran briefly on MSNBC in 2013, before it was cancelled in the wake of an off-air confrontation with a tabloid videographer. Can this time be different? Will The Alec Baldwin Show be cancelled or renewed for season two on ABC? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
The Alec Baldwin Show is an hourlong weekly talk show, hosted by the Match Game host, 30 Rock veteran, and frequent SNL guest. It features Baldwin conducting one-on-one interviews with American pop culture luminaries. Guests in the first season include Robert De Niro, Taraji P. Henson, Kim Kardashian West, Ricky Gervais, Jeff Bridges, Mike Meyers, and Cecile Richards. For years, Baldwin has hosted Here’s the Thing, a podcast version of this format on WYNC. It and this series feature candid conversations and deep discussions.
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What do you think? Do you like The Alec Baldwin Show on ABC? Should this TV series be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
Update: ABC has cancelled The Alec Baldwin Show, leaving two episodes unaired.
Very upset. Alec Baldwin’s interviews had more depth than the usual talk show banter. He listened intently to, and appreciated, his guests. The people who came on were damned interesting. I wish some one intelligent will realize there are intelligent people in the audience. He’ll try again, and succeed someday. He’s already proven his interview skills on radio. He is multi-talented. A great sense of humor and humanity. I don’t agree with his politics. But that doesn’t discount his amazingly versatile talent. He was never just a pretty face.
I think it should be cancelled. The more I see and hear of Alex Baldwin, the more egotistical and biased he becomes. He just reminds me of a loud-mouthed smart aleck.
My husband and I watch Alex Baldwin’s show and love it! His show is so much appreciated compared to other talk shows. He has very interesting people on the show as well he shows such respect for everyone he interviews with each one of them he goes into such detail of the lives and how they themselves come into the show business. And hour long show is taken up with such interesting conversations as well Alex Baldwin is very entertaining as a talk host he keeps it real and on his guest. Plus he’s a awesome actor! We are so… Read more »
Cancer for the whole family
I really liked Alec Baldwin’s show. All other talk show hosts aim at themselves as being the centre of attention with their jokes at the expense of the guest. Alec Baldwin’s first guest was Robert De Niro. I don’t know if he was paid so much he couldn’t say no, but to get Robert De Niro to have a conversation is an amazing feat and it was interesting. Alec has a passion for good movies as one can tell from when he co hosts movies on TCM. He also treats people with respect. The other ingredient he adds is putting… Read more »
Maybe he should interview President Trump, dressed in his snl skit costume, to improve the show’s crummy ratings. I think that the 3am running, psychic reader infomercial will soon have more viewers than this show.
ABC was stupid for this and Baldwin was too cocky to say no.
It should be canceled.