Yesterday, Alec Baldwin made some startling comments about the fate of his NBC show "30 Rock" while backstage at the National Dance Institute's annual fund-raiser.
"I will tell you one thing," said Baldwin. "And that is our show next year is our last year of the show. Our contracts are expired [in 2012], and Tina is gonna have a big career directing films and writing. She's going to be the next Elaine May. She'll be great."
Naturally, this caused some concern among fans of the show, as well as those closely-related to its production. So this morning, Baldwin has written a small piece for Huffington Post explaining his remarks:
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I want to take the opportunity to state that although my days on network TV may be numbered, I hope 30 Rock goes on forever. Or at least as long as everyone involved desires.
Next year hopefully won't be the last. Kenneth can run the network. Jenna will get her own talk show. Tracy will become Mayor of New York. Then resign to go raise exotic reptiles. And Lemon will go do.... just about anything she sets her mind to.
Here's to five more seasons.
There has still been no comment from Tina Fey on the matter.