Up Late with Alec Baldwin

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Up Late with Alec Baldwin
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Genre Political discussion / opinion
Presented by Alec Baldwin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 5
Executive producer(s) Jonathan Larsen[1]
Location(s) New York City
(30 Rockefeller Plaza)
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Original network MSNBC
Original release October 11 (2013-10-11) – November 8, 2013 (2013-11-08)
Preceded by Lockup
External links
Up Late with Alec Baldwin (official website) www.msnbc.com/up-late

Up Late with Alec Baldwin is a late-night talk show that aired 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.[2]


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.[3]

The show began its run while the host was in the midst of a two-year contract with MSNBC's production arm, Universal Television.[4] 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."[5]

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.[6] Baldwin denied the specific wording of the insult, though he still released an apology for the outburst.[7]


# Guest Original air date U.S. viewers
1 Bill de Blasio October 11, 2013 (2013-10-11) 0.654[9]
The New York City mayoral candidate discusses various issues and life experiences.[8]
2 Debra Winger October 18, 2013 (2013-10-18) 0.529[10]
The actress reflects on her career.
3 Chris Matthews October 25, 2013 (2013-10-25) 0.553[11]
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 (2013-11-01) 0.354[13]
The actors discuss their movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.[12]
5 Cristina Tzintzún and Mary Brosnahan November 8, 2013 (2013-11-08) 0.395[14]


  1. ^ Morrison, Sara (14 October 2013). "Jonathan Larsen Named Exec Producer of ‘Up Late With Alec Baldwin’". The Wrap. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Hayden, Eric (11 October 2013). "MSNBC's 'Up Late With Alec Baldwin' Debuts With Policy Discussions in a Diner". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Lawson, Richard (14 October 2013). "Alec Baldwin Is (Almost) a Hit". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Stanley, Alessandra (13 October 2013). "An Actor Is Revealing in a Role That’s No Act". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Stern, Marlow (22 October 2013). "Alec Baldwin Uncensored: On His HBO Doc, Bloomberg, Polanski, and The New York Times". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Gold, Hadas and Nick Gass (15 November 2013). "Baldwin show suspended after anti-gay slur". Politico. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Baldwin, Alec (15 November 2013). "A statement from Alec Baldwin". MSNBC.com. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Poniewazik, James (14 October 2013). "A Diner, But No Grilling, On Alec Baldwin's MSNBC Debut". Time. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  9. ^ De Moraes, Lisa (October 14, 2013). "Alec Baldwin Betters MSNBC In Crowd But Costs In Demo, Trounced by Hannity". Deadline.com. Retrieved October 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 21, 2013). "Cable News Ratings for Friday, October 18, 2013". Zap2it. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  11. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 28, 2013). "Cable News Ratings for Friday, October 25, 2013". Zap2it. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  12. ^ Perlman, Jake (29 October 2013). "Alec Baldwin stays up late with '2001: A Space Odyssey' stars". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  13. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 4, 2013). "Cable News Ratings for Friday, November 1, 2013". Zap2it. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  14. ^ O'Connell, Michael (November 20, 2013). "Why Alec Baldwin's MSNBC Show May Not Come Back". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 

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