\"Advertisement

Advertisement for Alec Baldwin's WNYC chat show "Here's the Thing" Photo by: WNYC

Irish American Alec Baldwin could replace 'Carson Daly's Last Call' on NBC

\"Advertisement

Advertisement for Alec Baldwin's WNYC chat show "Here's the Thing" Photo by: WNYC

The '30 Rock' actor - who is currently starring in a stage production of 'Orphans' on New York's Broadway - is said to have had "conversations" with NBC about taking over the slot currently occupied by 'Carson Daly's Last Call' after impressing network chiefs with his podcast series.

A source told E! News: "People have been impressed with his radio podcast series and have thought about him for these opportunities."

Alec's podcast series with WNYC radio, called 'Here's The Thing,' has seen him interview stars including David Letterman, Billy Joel, Kristen Wiig and Chris Rock away from the studio into locations such as his guests' apartments.

If the proposed 30-minute TV show followed the same format, it would mean the 55-year-old actor could record several installments in one day, leaving his schedule open for his other commitments, the New York Daily News reports.

The proposal is one of several changes to NBC's late-night schedule, following the network's confirmation that Jay Leno is stepping down from 'The Tonight Show' and being replaced by 'Late Night' host Jimmy Fallon next year. Seth Meyers, best known for his work on 'Saturday Night Live,' is tipped to take over Jimmy's current show.

COMMENTS

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: