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Baldwin negotiating deal to host ABC talk show


Alec Baldwin may soon be cast in a new role: talk show host.

The 59-year-old actor and provocateur is reportedly working on a deal with ABC to host a daily program similar to his public radio show and podcast, "Here's the Thing," which premiered on New York station WNYC in 2011. The show features Baldwin's one-on-one interviews with a wide range of personalities, from actors, authors and musicians to athletes and politicians. Among his recent guests: Barbra Streisand, Bernie Sanders and Burton Cummings, the former frontman of The Guess Who, whose hits in the late 1960s and early '70s included "These Eyes," "Laughing" and "American Woman."

No word yet on whether Baldwin's proposed TV talk show would air during the day or join ABC's late-night lineup of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and "Nightline."

Baldwin already hosts ABC's successful reboot of the classic game show "Match Game." Introduced in June 2016 as part of ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" night, the hour-long show has been renewed for a third season in 2018.

He also appears regularly on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," impersonating President Donald Trump. The spoof recently earned Baldwin the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He previously won two Emmys for his work on the hit sitcom "30 Rock."

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