Wow. We certainly didn't see this one coming!
Sources at MSNBC are revealing that now that Keith Olbermann has been dropped from Countdown, the network is looking to find a suitable replacement - and are attempting to secure actor Alec Baldwin for the spot!
The insider explains:
"He's already part of the NBC family, has a huge fan base and is very respected for his long term passions for politics."
Another source continues:
"He's brilliant on camera and honestly cares about news and fighting for the rights of everyday people. Don't count him out. There was a time when everyone said Alec would never do a sitcom, only movies. Those same people are saying he would never run for office or host a political show."
Well, he's never kept his interest in politics a secret, and has even publicly discussed his potential interest in running for office, so we think that this might actually be a good fit for him.
But if it means leaving 30 Rock behind any time soon, then we'd be devastated!
Don't do it, bb! At least finish out the series before such a huge career shift!
We don't know what we'd do with Jack Donaghy!
What do U think?? Would U watch Countdown With Alec Baldwin??
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