Alec Baldwin never says the right thing, but that hasn’t really gotten in his way yet. His new ABC interview series, called “Sundays With Alec Baldwin,” is going to get a special preview on Sunday night after the Oscars.
That’s right. After 14 hours of falling into and out of a stupor while watching red carpet pirouettes, clip montages, and tearful acceptance speeches, you now have the opportunity to watch an hour of conversation between Baldwin and his first two guests, Kate McKinnon, his “Saturday Night Live” partner, and Jerry Seinfeld. Yay.
Eight more episodes of “Sundays With Alec Baldwin” have been ordered, but ABC hasn’t announced when those episodes will begin airing.
Baldwin has been doing a WNYC radio talker and podcast called “Here’s the Thing” since 2011, and “Sundays” is an extension of that show. It will be filmed in New York, and it will feature two interviews per episode.
Back in 2013, MSNBC gave Baldwin a talk show called “Up Late With Alec Baldwin,” but it lasted only five episodes. Let’s see if he has better luck this time around.Matthew Gilbert can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.