Well, fans of excellent television might have a reason or two to lament 2012 (aside from it being the end of the world, according to all the billboards I’ve been seeing lately)—according to Alec Baldwin, the next season of 30 Rock will be (brace yourselves) the last!

According to Coming Soon, Alec Baldwin was at the National Dance Institute’s annual fund-raising gala last night, where he dropped the following nugget reporters:

“I will tell you one thing… 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.”

Both NBC and Tina Fey have yet to comment on the story, but I have a pretty good one: this sucks.

That said, maybe it’s a good thing for 30 Rock to come to an end while it’s still excellent, instead of just going on and on and on and on and grinding to a desperately unfunny lull for about ten years or so (I’m looking at you, Saturday Night Live).

What do you think of the 30 Rock news?  Will you be sad to see it go?