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Alec Baldwin Gets His Own Weekly TV Talk Show

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MSNBC made it official Thursday and confirmed earlier reports that Alec Baldwin was getting his own TV talk show on the network.

MSNBC announced the actor will be at the helm of a weekly current events and culture talk show titled Up Late w/Alec Baldwin.

Baldwin got the gig by honing his hosting skills with a public radio podcast, Here’s the Thing, which he started in 2011.  On his show, he's interviewed a variety of notables from politicians to entertainers, including David Letterman.

“After two seasons of my WNYC podcast, I've developed a fondness for hosting a show that involved talking with smart, talented and engaging people in every imaginable field,” Baldwin said in a statement.  “I'm grateful to MSNBC for helping me bring a similar show to television.”

Up Late w/Alec Baldwin will air on MSNBC Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT beginning in October.

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