Alec Baldwin: 30 Rock to End in 2012

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Alec Baldwin strongly suggested that next season of 30 Rock will be the show's last, telling New York Magazine at a gala last night that May 2012 will be it.

"I will tell you one thing," he said. "And that is our show - next year is our last year."

While Baldwin has commented in the past that he personally does not intend to stay on the Emmy-winning NBC comedy after his contract expires in 2012, no one from the show has discussed the fate of the entire series so bluntly until this remark.

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Tina Fey's rep declined to comment, but Baldwin went on to add, "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."

Since this was an off-the-cuff remark, you can't take Alec's word as absolute truth. But coupled with his previously-expressed desire to leave, it does count for a lot.

Can you imagine 30 Rock quotes without Jack's contributions? We can't. So perhaps 2011-12 will be the swan song. Maybe it's for the best, too. They'll go out on top ...

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Just as I was about to take interest into the show. :(


I hope not. This show is really funny and it wouldn't be the same without all its characters.


well, that sucks.