Alec Baldwin says he's sticking with '30 Rock' until the end
Last week, in a rage about camera crews from NBC's "Today" camped outside his NYC apartment in the wake of the arrest of an alleged female stalker, Baldwin tweeted he was "leaving NBC just in time."
Alarm bells immediately went off in the heads of "30 Rock" fans everywhere. How could he leave "30 Rock" before the show had ended? Baldwin had revitalized his career over six seasons on the acclaimed NBC comedy, playing Jack Donaghy, the TV executive in charge of the show-within-a-show, "TGS." The role has earned him two Emmys, two Golden Globes and five SAG Awards for the role.
The tweet, apparently, was Baldwin thinking long-term. Really long-term. Baldwin, in Washington on Monday to lobby for more government funding of the arts, said that he plans to be on "30 Rock" for its seventh and what he claims is final season, according to the Associated Press.
Baldwin retains his antipathy for "Today" but stands by NBC's programming legacy (pointing you in the direction of ABC's "Good Morning America" for your morning show needs).
Though there's been no official word about "30 Rock's" seventh season, Baldwin isn't the only star from the show beginning to talk as though its days are numbered. Tina Fey appeared on "The View" last week and told the audience that the end of the series was "visible on the horizon."
— Patrick Kevin Day
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