MSNBC Cancels Baldwin Show After Paparazzo Scuffle
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
November 26, 2013
Alec Baldwin's weekly show Up Late With Alec Baldwin has been canceled after it was initially suspended for two weeks following his alleged use of homophobic slurs against a paparazzo earlier this month.
"This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best," MSNBC said in a statement.
When the show was initially suspended on November 15, Baldwin himself admitted in a Huffington Post blog post that he wasn't sure if it was coming back or not.
"Whether the show comes back at all is at issue right now," he wrote. "The show is no doubt a work in progress and one that I believe featured some interesting guests and disseminated a good deal of interesting information. But if the show dies, its fate ends up being no different than the vast majority of start-up TV programming, and so be it."
Though he did apologize to his colleagues at MSNBC.
"I want to apologize to my loyal fans and to my colleagues at MSNBC -- both for my actions and for distracting from their good work. Again, please accept my apology," he wrote at the time.
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