Could Alec Baldwin be the next addition to NBC's late-night roster?
Following news that "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon will be taking over for Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" next year, former "30 Rock" star Baldwin is in contention for a late-night show on the network, the New York Times reports.
According to the Times' Bill Carter, Baldwin is in preliminary talks for a late-night slot with the network.
Carter reports that Baldwin would most likely take the 1:35 a.m. slot currently filled by "Last Call," which is hosted by "The Voice" host Carson Daly.
Baldwin, who wrapped up his seven-season run on NBC's "30 Rock" in January, still has ties with the network. The actor signed a two-year overall deal with Universal Television, the studio arm of NBC Universal that produced "30 Rock," late last year.
NBC has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment, and a spokesperson for Baldwin had no comment for TheWrap. However, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that Baldwin has been considered for such opportunities, due to the positive response to his Here's the Thing radio podcast.