Alec Baldwin’s Show Will Not Return to MSNBC

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By Jordan Chariton Comment

AlecBaldwinUpLateAlec Baldwin’s Friday night show “Up Late” has been pulled from MSNBC.

The network and Baldwin’s representative Matthew Hiltzik released this short statement: “We are jointly confirming that “Up Late” will not continue on MSNBC.”

An MSNBC spokesperson adds, “This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best.”

Earlier this month, “Up Late” was pulled off the air for two weeks after Baldwin berated a photographer with anti-gay slurs. After news of the suspension broke, Baldwin said he was unsure the show would return, highlighting his unhappiness over a JFK special that never made air.

“Up Late” debuted October 11 with then-New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio as its inaugural guest. Ratings declined throughout the five airings, with “Up Late” posting a demo low of 101,000 viewers in its final show on Nov 8.

The news was first reported by The New York Post.

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