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Baldwin ‘ending podcast’

Alec Baldwin will reportedly have more time to focus on his upcoming television venture after deciding to quit his popular WNYC podcast.

The 30 Rock star confirmed last week he had inked a deal to host a “current events and culture talk show” for US TV network MSNBC this fall and it appears he will now have more time to focus on the venture.

The 55-year-old actor has reportedly now decided to end his WNYC podcast Here’s The Thing.

“Sources say Baldwin was keen to continue the program and he may re-launch it at a later date. But Baldwin and WNYC could not come to terms over production logistics,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The show is reportedly scheduled to conclude at the end of the second season.

Alec touched on his experience interviewing a variety of public figures, including politicians, policy makers, performers and artists, on the programme when confirming his deal with MSNBC last week.

“After two seasons of my WNYC podcast, I’ve developed a fondness for hosting a show that involved talking with smart, talented, and engaging people in every imaginable field,” he said. “I’m grateful to MSNBC for helping me bring a similar show to television.”

Up Late w/ Alec Baldwin will air each Friday beginning in October.

Alec has also hosted The New York Philharmonic This Week on WNYC’s sister station WQXR since 2009.

The announcement comes almost three weeks after Alec welcomed his first child, a daughter named Carmen, with wife Hilaria Baldwin.

The couple wed last year and Alec also shares a 17-year-old daughter, Ireland, with ex-wife Kim Basinger.

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