NEW YORK – MSNBC’s prime-time lineup is getting some star power with Alec Baldwin, at least for one night a week.

The cable news network said Thursday that the actor will host “Up Late with Alec Baldwin,” a current events and culture talk show to air at 10 p.m. Fridays. The show is modeled after a podcast he’s been doing for WNYC radio in New York, interviewing personalities such as David Letterman, Dick Cavett and Republican political strategist Ed Rollins.

The show will begin in October. The two-time Emmy winner for “30 Rock” and 16-time host of “Saturday Night Live” will be back in familiar territory, taping his new show at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York.

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