Alec Baldwin Is Determined To Screw With My TV Time

April 26th, 2007 // 9 Comments

In an interview with the ladies on “The View,” Alec Baldwin stated that he had plans to quit television and leave the country for an unspecified amount of time.

“He is leaving the country,” O’Donnell told a stunned audience, says a source. [It was not clear if it was for vacation or an extended period of time.] She said she advised Baldwin against doing the interview. During the session, to air Friday, Baldwin apologized for his tirade against his daughter. He also explained how he wants out of the TV business:

“I have been in the business for over 27 years and I don’t care if I do anything else in TV ever again.”

Um, HELL TO THE NAH! I just got over the trauma of worrying that “30 Rock” might possibly not be renewed for another season, because Tracy Morgan loves driving drunk and I seem to be one of the few people actually watching the show, and now THIS. I say no.

NBC’s reaction to this news after the jump…

A transcript of “The View” interview with Alec Baldwin had him sounding like he wanted to disappear completely from the public eye…permanently.

“If I never acted again I couldn’t care less,” Baldwin said in a pre-taped appearance for ABC’s “The View,” scheduled to air Friday.

Baldwin felt that his leaving “30 Rock” would be the best option, so that all of those individuals working for the show would not “be hurt by the situation.” I think he got confused and accidentally took advice that was meant for Britney Spears. However, NBC was going to damned, if they were going to let what is arguably one of strongest talents on “30 Rock” slip away so easily.

“Alec Baldwin remains an important part of `30 Rock.’ We look forward to having him continue his role in the show,” NBC said in a statement Wednesday.

A network spokeswoman said she didn’t know how many seasons his contract covered. A call to Baldwin’s publicist in New York was not immediately returned.

Baldwin intends to fulfill his obligation to the show, a source close to the actor said Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to make a statement.

I think Alec just needs to sit down, relax, have a soothing drink of Scotch and try to visualize what Jack Donaghy would do. I mean, that’s what I always do when I’m in a pickle. That’s probably how I ended up with all of these tuxedos in my closet and an Arbys franchise in Telluride that I don’t remember purchasing.

By Lisa Timmons

  1. colorado

    I’m the only one that I knew who watched 30 Rock, until you said you watched it. I love that show and love Jack Donaghy, so I hope he stays!

  2. Jinxy McDeath

    Let’s hope this is like when Bush got elected/re elected Alec was going to leave the country… like that.

    He’s really good in the show, so he screwed up and the world knows he’s a sucky dad… FIX IT! Not run away and harm other people’s livlihood. He’s got issues, but is defo the talented lesser crazy in the family.

  3. Iheart30rock

    Damnit Johnny, you know how much I love my Big Beef and Cheddar!

  4. T-Bone

    His response just proves what a big temperamental baby he is! “If I never acted again I couldn’t care less,” WAH WAH WAH! What a baby! Guess what, Alec — none of the rest of us could care less either!

  5. ditto

    Poor guy. I really feel for him and for his daughter. He was wrong, and we’ve ALL said things to people we love that we regret. The hurt in his voice in the recording was apparent, and a lot of times men disguise this with anger. Anyway, I love 30 Rock. It’s THE smartest, funniest show on tv. There’s no way that NBC would let him go. I just wish he could get his shit together.

  6. GD

    If he goes the only replacement would be Steven Root (Jimmy James from News Radio). This also really drives home the whole SNL curse thing.

  7. NJ

    I watch 30 Rock.

    I LOVE that show and think it’s probably the funniest show on television right now. The thought if it getting cancelled makes me want to tatoo my vulva lips in protest, but I have faith in Tina Fey. If Alec leaves, she’ll find someone else. She writes his character, she’s the humor of the show. She rules.

    Since I am not worried about the fate of 30 Rock, who cares if Alec Baldwin leaves the country. I say, WAhOO! He’s a jerk. In regards to his daughter, he’s supposed to be the parent. Instead, he acted like the spoiled, selfish, immature child. Don’t stick around and face the criticism that you rightfully deserve,Alec. Don’t deal with your problems and try to work things out with your kid, no… run. Leave the country and your daughter, you self-absorbed wanker.

  8. maureen

    If he goes, I go–I LOVE 30 Rock! It is the only good sit on the air right now, and he is largely responsible for the funny. Don’t go,Jack; don’t go!

  9. Harry Greenleaf

    Alex was supposed to leave the country IF George Bush went BACK in office……..WHY DID HE NOT LEAVE!!?

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