By Emily Goodin - 09/06/13 11:24 AM EDT
Actor Alec Baldwin has agreed to host a weekly cable show on MSNBC that will air Friday nights beginning in October.
Baldwin, a liberal actor who once vowed to leave the country if George W. Bush won the presidency, will focus on current events and culture on the new “Up Late” show, according to the announcement made Thursday by MSNBC.
“After two seasons of my WNYC podcast, I've developed a fondness for hosting a show that involved talking with smart, talented and engaging people in every imaginable field,” he said in a statement. “I'm grateful to MSNBC for helping me bring a similar show to television.”
Baldwin has been a longtime supporter of liberal causes, and has hosted a podcast, “Here’s the Thing,” on WNYC since 2011.