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.
The most likely landing place for a show hosted by Baldwin would be “Last Call.” That half-hour interview program currently stars Carson Daly, also the host of NBC’s biggest show, “The Voice.”
NBC is in the midst of what looks like a complete overhaul of its late-night lineup. Last week, the network confirmed that Jimmy Fallon, now host of NBC’s “Late Night,” would be taking over the “Tonight” from Jay Leno when he steps down next February. The show will move from Los Angeles to New York with Fallon as the star.
After that move was announced, speculation immediately began about who might succeed Fallon. Baldwin ended his run as a star on this NBC comedy “30 Rock” this season.
Baldwin also signed a two-year overall deal with Universal Television, the studio arm of NBC Universal that produced “30 Rock,” late last year.