Up Late with Alec Baldwin
|Up Late with Alec Baldwin|
|Genre||Political discussion / opinion|
|Format||Late-night talk show|
|Presented by||Alec Baldwin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||5|
|Executive producer(s)||Jonathan Larsen|
|Location(s)||New York City
(30 Rockefeller Plaza)
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original run||October 11, 2013– November 8, 2013|
|Preceded by||Lockup (TV series)|
|Up Late with Alec Baldwin (official website)|
Up Late with Alec Baldwin was a late-night talk show on MSNBC hosted by Alec Baldwin. The series lasted five episodes and aired Fridays at 10 p.m. from October 11 to November 8, 2013, in a time-slot previously held by Lockup. The show experienced low and declining ratings during its short run and was cancelled.
Baldwin discussed current events and past experiences with various guests from news programs, politics, and the arts. The show used a multi-camera set-up. The set was fashioned after a New York City diner, and Baldwin conversed with his guests over coffee while sitting in a corner booth.
The show began its run while the host was in the midst of a two-year contract with MSNBC's production arm, Universal Television. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Baldwin stated, "I'm going to do it for a year, and then we'll see what happens."
On November 15, 2013, MSNBC announced that Up Late would be suspended for two weeks starting with that night's show after Baldwin received criticism for allegedly using an anti-gay slur while interacting with reporters. Baldwin denied the specific wording of the insult, though he still released an apology for the outburst.
|#||Guest||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||Bill de Blasio||October 11, 2013||0.654|
|The New York City mayoral candidate discusses various issues and life experiences.|
|2||Debra Winger||October 18, 2013||0.529|
|The actress reflects on her career.|
|3||Chris Matthews||October 25, 2013||0.553|
|The host of Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC discusses his new book, Tip and the Gipper, and the current state of politics in the United States. Also: New York Times columnist Michael Powell.|
|4||Gary Lockwood and Keir Dullea||November 1, 2013||0.354|
|The actors discuss their movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.|
|5||Cristina Tzintzun and Mary Brosnahan||November 8, 2013||0.395|
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