Yesterday, we reported that Alec Baldwin had announced that 30 Rock will be ending next year due to contract expirations. And today, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the 30 Rock star has come under fire for making the announcement, and is scrambling to backtrack.
The actor quickly laid down a blog at The Huffington Post to backpedal:
“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.”
It all sounds like standard-issue Hollywood backtracking, as sources close to THR state that there are no plans of 30 Rock to go off the air.
This isn’t the first time that Baldwin has stuck his foot in his mouth or declared the end of something—in 2009 he declared that he was quitting acting, and in 2010 he stated that he would not renew his 30 Rock contract in 2012. Now, only time will tell.
What do you think of the Baldwin news?