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Alec Baldwin’s Show Will Not Return to MSNBC

AlecBaldwinUpLateAlec Baldwin‘s Friday night show “Up Late” has been pulled from MSNBC.

The network and Baldwin’s representative Matthew Hiltzik released this short statement: “We are jointly confirming that “Up Late” will not continue on MSNBC.”

An MSNBC spokesperson adds, “This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best.”

Earlier this month, “Up Late” was pulled off the air for two weeks after Baldwin berated a photographer with anti-gay slurs. After news of the suspension broke, Baldwin said he was unsure the show would return, highlighting his unhappiness over a JFK special that never made air.

“Up Late” debuted October 11 with then-New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio as its inaugural guest. Ratings declined throughout the five airings, with “Up Late” posting a demo low of 101,000 viewers in its final show on Nov 8.

The news was first reported by The New York Post.

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O’Donnell on Page Six: “That Report Belongs in the Diaper Champ”

NOD_4.3.jpgWe’re calling BS on part of a Page Six item from this morning that claimed, because of anchor changes at MSNBC, Washington-based anchor Norah O’Donnell was left out in the cold. An “insider” told the Post:

And poor Norah. What’s she going to do now? She’s been crying all night and day. Just out of the blue, they take her show away. Nice, real nice.

O’Donnell responds to TVNewser, “I am disappointed that Richard Johnson didn’t call me directly. His report is incorrect. I have three children under two years old. I usually spend my free time changing poopy diapers – and that report belongs in the diaper champ with those diapers. I look forward to my new hour in the mornings!”

The announcement of Ed Schultz taking over at 6pm made mention of anchors David Shuster and Tamron Hall anchoring from 3-5pmET, bumping O’Donnell’s 3pm hour. So there will be some shuffling yet to come and we hear an announcement could come as early as next week. Stay tuned.