Will Alec Baldwin Join NBC's Late Night Lineup?
FILE - This Jan. 27, 2013 file photo shows actor Alec Baldwin presenting the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Dick Van Dyke at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Baldwin has donated $2,500 to help the chess team at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island defray the cost of traveling to a national tournament next month. The city of Central Falls has made national news because of financial problems, and the news coverage previously caught Baldwin's attention. Baldwin also contributed $10,000 two years ago to the Central Falls library to help it reopen after it was forced to close because of money problems. The city emerged from bankruptcy last year. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
With Jimmy Fallon's move to "The Tonight Show," the late night carousel is up and turning.
When he moves into the big chair in 2014, he'll leave an empty one at "Late Night." There's been plenty of speculation about who might succeed him, but it seems NBC might have even bigger plans -- an overhaul of its entire late night lineup.
The New York Times reports that the network is talking to "30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin about hosting a show. A source tells the Times that the Emmy winner would likely take over "Last Call" from Carson Daly, who also hosts "The Voice."
Baldwin already has some hosting and interviewing experience from his WNYC radio podcast, "Here's the Thing." On the program, he's chatted with stars like Lena Dunham, David Letterman, and Billy Joel. And if Baldwin retains the podcast's format of prerecorded interviews for a late night show, he'll have time for acting projects (he's currently headlining the Broadway play "Orphans").
If Baldwin did take over "Last Call," it would mean new hosts for all three of NBC's late night shows. For the empty spot at "Late Night," rumors are swirling around names like "Saturday Night Live" star Seth Meyers and radio shock jock Howard Stern.