Saturday Night Live‘s Seth Meyers is still the consensus front-runner to replace Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s Late Night when Fallon moves up to replace Jay Leno next year. But now, The New York Times is reporting that Alec Baldwin could also have a place in NBC’s late night line-up.
According to late night expert Bill Carter, an unnamed NBC executive is floating the former 30 Rock star as a possible replacement not for Fallon but for Carson Daly, who currently hosts Last Call weeknights at 1:30am ET.
Since leaving 30 Rock after its seventh and final season earlier this year, Baldwin has been hosting a podcast called “Here’s The Thing” for WNYC radio in New York. On that long-form interview show, he has interviewed pop culture celebrities like Billy Joel, Chris Rock and Lena Dunham. On a recent episode with Brian Williams, Baldwin got the NBC Nightly News anchor to open up about his “profound disappointments in my country.” Carter speculates that Baldwin’s potential late night show could resemble the podcast, with single-subject interviews that could be pre-taped in advance.
Read the full report from The New York Times here.
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