Alec Baldwin Wants 'Five More Seasons' of '30 Rock'
The actor came under fire Wednesday for saying the Emmy-winning show would end next year.
Alec Baldwin doesn't think 30 Rock will end after the sixth season after all.
After declaring the show would end “next year” to New York magazine Wednesday, the Emmy-winning actor downplays his statements in a blog on The Huffington Post Thursday.
"I want to take the opportunity to state that although my days on network TV may be numbered, I hope 30 Rock goes on forever. Or at least as long as everyone involved desires," he writes.
"Next year hopefully won’t be the last," he adds. "Kenneth can run the network. Jenna will get her own talk show. Tracy will become Mayor of New York. Then resign to go raise exotic reptiles. And Lemon will go do…. just about anything she sets her mind to. Here’s to five more seasons."
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday that there had been no discussions about the show going off the air.
This isn’t the first time Baldwin, who plays Jack Donaghy, has talked about the show’s future.
Last year, he told CNN he was leaving the show once his contract ends in 2012, but his rep later said the actor has no such plans. And in 2009, Baldwin threatened to leave the profession altogether telling Us magazine, “I don’t have any interest in acting anymore.”
Tina Fey, who stars, created and executive produces the show, announced during a taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show Wednesday that she is pregnant with her second child.