Why Alec Baldwin's MSNBC Show May Not Come Back

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November 20, 2013 AT 4:39 AM
Alec Baldwin's potentially brief turn as cable news host might be up in the air, but he was struggling well before a paparazzo filmed him Nov. 14 shouting an unconfirmed homophobic slur outside his Manhattan apartment. Before MSNBC pulled the Nov. 15 and Nov. 22 episodes of Up Late With Alec Baldwin, the series was posting lackluster ratings. And while MSNBC says Up Late will resume Nov. 29, the host is not convinced. "If the show dies," Baldwin opined Nov. 16, "its fate ends up being no different than the vast majority of startup TV programming."