MSNBC adding Alec Baldwin to primetime lib lineup

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FOX News isn’t the only network making changes this fall. MSNBC is adding actor Alec Baldwin to its prime-time line-up, according to an exclusive report from Mediaite.

Baldwin will fit right in with the MSNBC crowd, Mediaite reported:

The gig would make sense considering Baldwin’s long history in with the NBC family. He starred on the network’s award-winning sitcom 30 Rock for seven years, has frequently hosted Saturday Night Live, and hosted the network’s American airing of 2007′s Live Earth concert. Most important, Baldwin’s fiercely liberal and often combative political views make sense for a network that has become the place for progressive viewpoints on cable.

Well-known for his liberal politics, Baldwin will reportedly appear Fridays at 10 p.m., but he will not be replacing other prime-time talk shows, according to Mediaite’s source. Lawrence O’Donnell’s show airs in that time slot, but only on Mondays through Thursdays.

An MSNBC source told Mediaite: “We’re fans of Alec but we’ve got nothing to say regarding this unconfirmed report.”

Baldwin appeared on “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell” on MSNBC in May 2012. The Los Angeles Times then warned O’Donnell might want to watch out: “’30 Rock’ is ending soon, and Baldwin may find that anchor seat a little too comfortable.”

Watch the clip here via the Los Angeles Times.

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