October 24, 2016
        Hollywood Contenders: New Oscar Predictions for October                Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Naomie Harris, Lily Collins get Honors at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                "Manchester by the Sea" leads the Gotham Award nominations                Tom Ford, Marc Platt and Kenneth Lonergan to be Honored at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                Tom Cruise is in his action hero comfort zone with "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"                "Moonlight" could be A24's big Oscar horse this year                Ewan McGregor steps behind the camera with "American Pastoral"                Hollywood Contenders: A second crack at Golden Globe predictions for 2016                "The Accountant" seeks to help give Ben Affleck another blockbuster                85 countries will be competing for Best Foreign Language Feature nominations at the Oscars                Tom Hanks to receive Hollywood Actor Award for "Sully" @ Hollywood Film Awards                "Certain Women" showcases Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, and Michelle Williams                Ben Affleck is perhaps Hollywood's biggest and most diverse superstar                "The Birth of a Nation" looks to survive controversy and contend for awards                "The Girl on the Train" hopes to transport Emily Blunt to the Oscar race        

Alec Baldwin says end is near for “30 Rock”

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: According to “30 Rock” co-star Alec Baldwin, the next season of NBC’s hit sitcom will be its last.

“I will tell you one thing,” Baldwin said to Vulture Tuesday evening. “And that is our show next year is our last year of the show.”

Really? As Vulture notes, Baldwin has repeatedly said that he’ll leave the program in 2012. This, however, is the first time that anyone attached to the show has mentioned that the show would fold if and when Baldwin left.

“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,” Baldwin continued. Fey’s reps, meanwhile, declined to comment.

What do you think? Is Baldwin talking out of line? Or did he just drop a big news bomb before anyone else from the show could reveal it?

He’s right that Fey could have a massive career if she were to close “30 Rock.” And part of me would much rather see the award-winning show go out on a high note than struggle to find a Baldwin replacement, much like “The Office” is trying to do now. Problems like that tend to distract from a program’s main goal, which is to be funny and entertaining. Right now, “30 Rock” is extremely funny and entertaining. One more season might be enough.

But don’t count your Baldwin predictions before they hatch. As Alan Sepinwall, respected TV critic for HitFix tweets, “I’d be more worried that Alec Baldwin says 30 Rock ends next yr if it came from more reliable source than Alec Baldwin.”

Follow Hollywood News on Twitter for up-to-date news information.

Hollywood News, Hollywood Awards, Awards, Movies, News, Award News, Breaking News, Entertainment News, Movie News, Music News

Photo courtesy of PRPhotos.com.

About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

Follow us

Breaking Hollywood News   


Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.