A general feeling of "blerg" permeates the air today, as '30 Rock' gets set for the beginning of the end in premiering its season 7 opener, appropriately titled "The Beginning of the End." And while the final 13-episode season (with a super-sized finale) has been set in stone by the bigwigs at NBC, our fun with Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, Tracy, Jenna and Kenneth almost didn't end with a seventh season. Alec Baldwin reportedly tried to extend the show's run for additional episodes, possibly even an additional season, but how far did he take it?
Certainly none of the '30 Rock' cast will be hurting for work when the show closes up shop after 7 seasons this fall, but it's an awful lot of talent to pour out on the streets. We know that Tina Fey will next take her talents to lend a voice on 'The Simpsons,' but what of Alec Baldwin? Will he simply return to movies, or continue on the small screen? Might there be a place for him in 'Portlandia' when '30 Rock' is said and done?
Alec Baldwin was on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' last night and before he got to discussing his run-in with the paparazzi, he talked a little bit about his recent weight loss. The side effect, as he says, is that none of his clothes fit him anymore. A fact he demonstrated by standing up and pulling his pants down to his ankles.
Where once 'Back to the Future' joked about the lunacy of an actor becoming president, modern audiences have lived through the Schwarzenegger era long enough to know that the idea of their favorite actors taking office is all-too-real. And while he's talked about it before, just how close is Alec Baldwin to stepping out from NBC and making a run at political office?