ABC will air a sneak peek of Sundays with Alec Baldwin right after the Oscars
ABC will air a sneak peek at Alec Baldwin’s new one-hour talk show Sundays with Alec Baldwin following the 90th Academy Awards. The show will feature Baldwin’s one-on-one conversations with the most interesting people in American pop culture.
“I’m excited about this show and grateful to ABC for taking a chance on me in what is, admittedly, a crowded field,” said Baldwin. “I’ve enjoyed doing my podcast for WNYC and look forward to the challenge of doing a show on camera.”
“Alec’s intellect, wit and wealth of life experience afford him a voice and perspective we haven’t seen before in this format,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “When we shot the pilot, we knew immediately we had something special that we couldn’t wait to share. We are excited to be working on a series that showcases Alec as one of today’s most compelling conversationalists and highlights the type of intimate discussions that he has captured on his podcast for years.”
This first look features two intimate and engaging conversations with award-winning comedic icons. First, a candid and entertaining discussion with long-time friend Jerry Seinfeld on the state of comedy in the current social and political climate, and his life before and after Seinfeld. Next up is Kate McKinnon, someone Baldwin says is one of the most talented people with whom he has ever worked. They discuss Saturday Night Live, her early childhood performances that borrowed from scandalous headlines and the cast of characters that have made her a household name.
Baldwin hosts and executive produces Match Game, now in season three on The ABC Television Network. He received a Tony nomination for A Streetcar Named Desire, an Oscar nomination for The Cooler, and he’s won three Emmy Awards for the NBC series 30 Rock.
Sundays with Alec Baldwin is produced for ABC by El Dorado Pictures. Jason Schrift (Jimmy Kimmel Live!) serves as executive producer.
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