The project is based on his WNYC radio show and podcast "Here's the Thing With Alec Baldwin."
Alec Baldwin Prepping Talk Show for ABC
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/11/2017|
Why?? For the love of God, why???
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/04/2017|
Dumb move for any network to go into business with Baldwin. It's only a matter of time before he gets felony charges.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/04/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 3||12/04/2017|
For sure Baldwin has his "moments", r2. But he's smart, engaging, unafraid to express his views. I'd watch him.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/04/2017|
His podcast is excellent. He’s very knowledgeable about many things, and is an enthusiastic fan of his guests.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/04/2017|
His last show on MSNBC...or was it CNN....was horrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/04/2017|
I think it's a good idea. He may finally have found his niche.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/04/2017|
Love Baldwin. He's completely untameable!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/04/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 9||12/04/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||12/04/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 11||12/04/2017|
Be great if they took doofus Fallon off the air and put Baldwin in his place.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/04/2017|
He calls women pigs. His career should be over.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/04/2017|
Baldwin is an acquired taste, r13.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/04/2017|
What's going on with his face? Is it cocaine or is he transitioning to Steve Bannon?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/04/2017|
This country has really been needing another talk show for quite some time. There just aren't enough of them!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/04/2017|
Always room for one more if he is a straight white liberal male .
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/04/2017|
I thought that Alec was an NBC darling (30 Rock, Match Game, SNL). Why is he now with ABC?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/06/2017|
Here's The Thing is usually pretty good. I think I like him better on radio.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/06/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 20||12/06/2017|
[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 Anonymous||reply 21||12/06/2017|
He should host Today.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/06/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||12/06/2017|
[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 Anonymous||reply 24||12/06/2017|
Unless he's doing it in the nude, I'm not interested.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/06/2017|
Here’s a snippet of his MSNBC show.
The restaurant/diner set was sorta silly but at least they tried something new.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/06/2017|
Needless to say, I will watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/06/2017|
Will watch, great conversationalist.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/06/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||12/06/2017|
Agreed R29 he's an asshole, although a funny asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/06/2017|
Ni one who supports Trump could be considered “enlightened” by any thinking person.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/06/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||12/06/2017|
Really surprising that no sexual harassment allegations have been made against him...
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/06/2017|
[quote] surprising that no sexual harassment allegations have been made against him
Only a matter of time.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/06/2017|
R25. LOL! I agree.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/06/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 36||12/06/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||12/06/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 38||12/06/2017|
He’s good looking, talented, smart, and charismatic. Most people find those to be desirable qualities in others.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/06/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 40||12/06/2017|
He only goes off the rails when the paparazzi is near his family.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/07/2017|
[quote]surprising that no sexual harassment allegations have been made against him
Would you complain?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/07/2017|
Toxic little breeder.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/07/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 44||12/11/2017|
I don't really think his Trump imitation is that good.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/11/2017|
He looks so ragey boozy
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/11/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||12/11/2017|
Alec was also mad at Stephen Colbert.
Alec Baldwin is pissed at Stephen Colbert and John Oliver for turning late-night shows into “grand juries”
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/11/2017|
Have a few female friends who have worked with him. They love him. Gentlemanly and deferential to women.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||12/11/2017|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||12/11/2017|
What is this for? Daytime?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||12/11/2017|
He's admitted he has behaved as a jerk, hasn't he?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||12/11/2017|
Baldwin always reminds me of well-known Canadian journalist, Bob McKeown.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||12/11/2017|
Bob McKeowon isn't rage-filled (as far as we know). I prefer Bob's voice and manner.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||12/11/2017|
|by Anonymous||reply 55||12/11/2017|
I meant looks-wise, r54. Obviously.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||12/11/2017|
He actually poses a lot like Trump.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||12/11/2017|
Baldwin and daughter
|by Anonymous||reply 58||12/11/2017|
maybe he is more like Quebec comedian Peter MacLeod
|by Anonymous||reply 59||12/11/2017|
R48, That's hilarious. Mad Dog Baldwin should never point fingers at others, ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||12/11/2017|
I adore him.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/11/2017|