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Alec Baldwin Inks Overall Deal With Universal Television

Sticking with the studio after the impending end of "30 Rock," the actor and producer will develop new projects -- including potential starring vehicles.

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Alec Baldwin is staying in business with NBC. Following a similar agreement with his 30 Rock co-star Tina Fey, Universal Television has signed the actor-producer to a two-year overall deal.

A Universal Television rep confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that Baldwin will develop and produce television projects, including potential starring vehicles, for the studio.

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Baldwin, who has starred as Jack Donaghy on the NBC comedy since it premiered in 2006 and served as a producer since 2008, had implied that he might be taking a breather from entertainment after the conclusion of 30 Rock. He's hinted at political aspirations over the years, recently said he wanted to pursue "more of a normal life" and hosts a weekly program, Here's the Thing, on New York NPR station WNYC.

Fey signed a four-year overall deal with Universal in September. Joining the company as a Saturday Night Live writer in 1997 and creating the semi-autobiographical 30 Rock, she recently passed her 15-year mark as a presence at NBC.

30 Rock, which has won Baldwin two Emmys, six Screen Actors Guild awards and three Golden Globes, ends its run Jan. 31.

Baldwin is repped by CAA.