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Alec Baldwin Prepping Talk Show for ABC

The project is based on his WNYC radio show and podcast "Here's the Thing With Alec Baldwin."

by Anonymousreply 6112/11/2017

Why?? For the love of God, why???

by Anonymousreply 112/04/2017

Dumb move for any network to go into business with Baldwin. It's only a matter of time before he gets felony charges.

by Anonymousreply 212/04/2017

I'd rather listen to Baldwin than that blathering boffhead Christiane Amanpour who is supposedly going to be replacing sex pest Charlie Rose on CBS.

by Anonymousreply 312/04/2017

For sure Baldwin has his "moments", r2. But he's smart, engaging, unafraid to express his views. I'd watch him.

by Anonymousreply 412/04/2017

His podcast is excellent. He’s very knowledgeable about many things, and is an enthusiastic fan of his guests.

by Anonymousreply 512/04/2017

His last show on MSNBC...or was it CNN....was horrible.

by Anonymousreply 612/04/2017

I think it's a good idea. He may finally have found his niche.

by Anonymousreply 712/04/2017

Love Baldwin. He's completely untameable!

by Anonymousreply 812/04/2017

I enjoyed his short-lived MSNBC talk show. For some reason, they set it up for failure by airing it on Friday nights.

Alec is like David Letterman: when they like and respect the guest, the conversation is fantastic but when they don’t know or like the guest, the conversation is strained and awkward.

by Anonymousreply 912/04/2017

My hope is that he will be in late-night (perhaps right after Kimmel) where he can be a little edgier. I just can't see him with a daytime talk show.

by Anonymousreply 1012/04/2017

The MSNBC show got dumped because he called a Pap a gay slur.

It was actually not a bad show. He's interesting when he gets to talk about old films. I remember him having Gary Lockwood from 2001 on and he was really interesting.

Baldwin's temper gets him in trouble. I don't think he's a homophobe (he was one of the few major stars to agree to a role in Longtime Companion---it got delayed so long that he ended up not paying able to do it because of other commitments----but the producers spoke highly of him in a retrospective I was reading.) He just gets mad and blows his top.

by Anonymousreply 1112/04/2017

Be great if they took doofus Fallon off the air and put Baldwin in his place.

by Anonymousreply 1212/04/2017

He calls women pigs. His career should be over.

by Anonymousreply 1312/04/2017

Baldwin is an acquired taste, r13.

by Anonymousreply 1412/04/2017

What's going on with his face? Is it cocaine or is he transitioning to Steve Bannon?

by Anonymousreply 1512/04/2017

This country has really been needing another talk show for quite some time. There just aren't enough of them!

by Anonymousreply 1612/04/2017

Always room for one more if he is a straight white liberal male .

by Anonymousreply 1712/04/2017

I thought that Alec was an NBC darling (30 Rock, Match Game, SNL). Why is he now with ABC?

by Anonymousreply 1812/06/2017

Here's The Thing is usually pretty good. I think I like him better on radio.

by Anonymousreply 1912/06/2017

I'd love a smart show. Could they get someone else, though? It always has to be some "celebrity" which is dumbing things down.

He is like Rosie, always ready to explode. It might even be worse with him. He sounds very fake when he is trying to be "nice."

by Anonymousreply 2012/06/2017

[quote]This country has really been needing another talk show for quite some time. There just aren't enough of them!—Said no one, ever.

You have too many and WE don't have enough - apart from his fucking idiot with his constant fake laugh and ass licking.

by Anonymousreply 2112/06/2017

He should host Today.

by Anonymousreply 2212/06/2017

Alec Baldwin is one of the best conversationalists in the business. He is quite smart and well informed on many subjects, much like Letterman. At the right time of night, he could be fabulous. I would like to see him do something like what Bill Maher accomplished with the original "Politically Incorrect" on ABC. That show was terrific and I miss it.

by Anonymousreply 2312/06/2017

[quote]His podcast is excellent. He’s very knowledgeable about many things, and is an enthusiastic fan of his guests.

Agreed, R5, I enjoy his podcast.

[quote]His last show on MSNBC...or was it CNN....was horrible.

I missed out on that, I didn't even know he had a show.

[quote]Be great if they took doofus Fallon off the air and put Baldwin in his place.

by Anonymousreply 2412/06/2017

Unless he's doing it in the nude, I'm not interested.

by Anonymousreply 2512/06/2017

Here’s a snippet of his MSNBC show.

The restaurant/diner set was sorta silly but at least they tried something new.

by Anonymousreply 2612/06/2017

Needless to say, I will watch.

by Anonymousreply 2712/06/2017

Will watch, great conversationalist.

by Anonymousreply 2812/06/2017

If he was as anti-Hillary or Obama as he is Trump, would you think he was as enlightened and edgy? I enjoyed his earlier films but can't get past the fact that he's an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 2912/06/2017

Agreed R29 he's an asshole, although a funny asshole.

by Anonymousreply 3012/06/2017

Ni one who supports Trump could be considered “enlightened” by any thinking person.

by Anonymousreply 3112/06/2017

What an exciting endeavor! I can be the very first guest. I'll sing, we'll talk, Abby will glare at us, it'll be great.

by Anonymousreply 3212/06/2017

Really surprising that no sexual harassment allegations have been made against him...

by Anonymousreply 3312/06/2017

[quote] surprising that no sexual harassment allegations have been made against him

Only a matter of time.

by Anonymousreply 3412/06/2017

R25. LOL! I agree.

by Anonymousreply 3512/06/2017

Alec is mad at John Oliver for asking Dustin Hoffman about sex pest accusations. So does that mean that Alec will be easy on his friends and powerful people when he interviews them on his new show?

by Anonymousreply 3612/06/2017

He doesn’t listen to guests ...doesn’t let them talk/ has no interest in what they have to say. That whole show he had was a wreck...his incurious raging ego ruined it. He was always talking over people or interrupting them. This will tank for the same reasons.

by Anonymousreply 3712/06/2017

fuck no. He's such an asshole. I enjoy his impressions of the orange blob but I don't like Baldwin either. Not sure why so many here love him. The enemy of my enemy doesn't have to my friend either.

by Anonymousreply 3812/06/2017

He’s good looking, talented, smart, and charismatic. Most people find those to be desirable qualities in others.

by Anonymousreply 3912/06/2017

He really is great on Here's The Thing. I was surprised when I first discovered it. Of course, when you're hand-picking guests and all the guests are excited to be on, you have a leg up to start. But, still, he's really good at conversing with his guests - asking them good questions, but also letting the conversation flow. And, it's a rare setting where the interviewer can interrupt the interview/conversation with anecdotes from his own experiences.

by Anonymousreply 4012/06/2017

He only goes off the rails when the paparazzi is near his family.

by Anonymousreply 4112/07/2017

[quote]surprising that no sexual harassment allegations have been made against him

Would you complain?

by Anonymousreply 4212/07/2017

Toxic little breeder.

by Anonymousreply 4312/07/2017

Broadway.com:

Alec Baldwin May Bring Acclaimed Donald Trump Impression to Broadway

Will Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump impression be huuuuge on Broadway?

On a December 11 interview on The Howard Stern Show, the stage vet said he's mulling the opportunity to turn his book You Can’t Spell America Without Me into a solo show, similar to Will Farrell's 2009 Tony-nominated hit You’re Welcome, America. A Final Night with George W. Bush.

by Anonymousreply 4412/11/2017

I don't really think his Trump imitation is that good.

by Anonymousreply 4512/11/2017

He looks so ragey boozy

by Anonymousreply 4612/11/2017

R36 Was AB mad because the Briton has rumors about his own sexual indiscretions? John Oliver is not supposed to be an angel himself...shades of Lauer interviewing Billo.

by Anonymousreply 4712/11/2017

Alec was also mad at Stephen Colbert.

AV Club:

Alec Baldwin is pissed at Stephen Colbert and John Oliver for turning late-night shows into “grand juries”

by Anonymousreply 4812/11/2017

Have a few female friends who have worked with him. They love him. Gentlemanly and deferential to women.

by Anonymousreply 4912/11/2017

ABFoundation ✔ @ABFalecbaldwin

Talk shows were once promotional pit stops for some blithe chit chat about movies, etc. Now the likes of @iamjohnoliver and @StephenAtHome have flipped that and they are beginning to resemble grand juries. 7:24 AM - Dec 6, 2017

Baldwin is an ass who is likely someday to murder, but I have to agree on this point. However I'm unpersuaded he would be less likely to abuse the power if he had a network show.

by Anonymousreply 5012/11/2017

What is this for? Daytime?

by Anonymousreply 5112/11/2017

He's admitted he has behaved as a jerk, hasn't he?

by Anonymousreply 5212/11/2017

Baldwin always reminds me of well-known Canadian journalist, Bob McKeown.

by Anonymousreply 5312/11/2017

Bob McKeowon isn't rage-filled (as far as we know). I prefer Bob's voice and manner.

by Anonymousreply 5412/11/2017

Millard Fillmore

by Anonymousreply 5512/11/2017

I meant looks-wise, r54. Obviously.

by Anonymousreply 5612/11/2017

He actually poses a lot like Trump.

by Anonymousreply 5712/11/2017

Baldwin and daughter

by Anonymousreply 5812/11/2017

maybe he is more like Quebec comedian Peter MacLeod

by Anonymousreply 5912/11/2017

R48, That's hilarious. Mad Dog Baldwin should never point fingers at others, ever.

by Anonymousreply 6012/11/2017

I adore him.

by Anonymousreply 6112/11/2017
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