Alec Baldwin tweet causes '30 Rock' fans to worry
April 12th, 2012
02:06 PM ET

Alec Baldwin tweet causes '30 Rock' fans to worry

Alec Baldwin gave “30 Rock” fans cause to fret Wednesday after he appeared to hint that he's thinking of leaving the hit comedy.

The newly-engaged star and frequent Twitter user unleashed a series of tweets indicating he was not pleased with the series' network, NBC.

He was apparently irritated by the media reportedly staked outside his NYC home, presumably in the wake of the actor's ongoing complaint against alleged stalker Genevieve Sabourin.

"Outside my apt today, along side the other stalkers from the tabloid press, a crew that identified themselves as being with the Today Show," he tweeted Wednesday. "I haven't appeared on the Today Show in many years. But did they have to camp outside my apt?"

He continued, "A story about stalking sure brings out the stalkers in the media. But, the Today Show?... No one from NBC contacted me until the Today Show arrived at my apt."

But the coup de tat?

"I think I'm leaving NBC just in time," he said, seeming to imply his days playing mischievous TV exec Jack Donaghy were numbered.

Worried fans replied to ask for clarification, with one telling Baldwin, "WTF! What's going on????" and another tweeting, "what do you mean you're leaving NBC?! 30 Rock?!"

But it's not the first time Baldwin has suggested that he was done with the NBC sitcom, and it sounds like he believes we should wash our hands of television-based media altogether.

"If every entertainment show went off the air tomorrow, ? difference would it make? Every talk show? Political show? Sitcom, for that matter," Baldwin wrote Thursday. "Media in the US is dull. Deadening. uninformative. You're better off with reading. Or radio."

Baldwin's co-star Tina Fey doesn't see a Donaghy-less "30 Rock" anytime soon, though.

"As far as I know, he's not leaving the show," Fey said on "The View" Thursday. "We're all in this together till the end. I think that he just maybe means that the end of the show, we're in six years, that the end of the show is visible on the horizon.  We're all still on the show."

soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Jameos

    Coup de tat? Don't you mean "coup de grace"?

    May 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dann

    Ungrateful SOB. Entertainment media have made this guy, and he hasn't exactly dazzled the nation with his deep thoughts or his personal integrity. Between this and his treatment of service people and his snooty rants on HuffPo, he's proving himself to be an elitist ass.

    April 13, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Thetruth

    I don't always like Alec Baldwin but for some major subjects he is totally right, this subject at least yesp AMERICAN MEDIAS=GARBAGE, they stalk, trash, judges celeb, political figures or even non celeb people without any accurates facts and don't inform at all just create rumors, they are a shame and vomit worthy..and in other countries they are DESPISED and for good reasons..puke to them !

    April 13, 2012 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Pam

      No kidding. He can be extreme – but the media has become an embarrassment. It's all entertainment and manipulation. After NBC and the Today show manipulated the Zimmerman 911 call, I'm not surprised they were standing outside his home with the trashy media as well. What happened to the days of ethics and making sure the public knew the truth?

      April 13, 2012 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. game changer

    true that dc! he is a liberal moron! i hate all the baldwin's. peta activist n hes againest guns! waaa freakin f3g!

    April 13, 2012 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
    • S. Dalfalano

      it's become so expected that it's not funny or fun anymore to read comments from uneducated rednecks claiming "liberal morons" when they themselves can't spell like an adult or make a statement sound coherent. It's gotten to the point where it's just sad and looks like a parody. People like you always have the same ignorance to spew: "liberal moron, keep your hands of my guns you gay wad god hater". Well, kind of surprised you didn't bring god into the duel.

      April 13, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  5. dc

    Is he still around? He said he would leave the country if George Bush was elected...... Must be another hypocrytical liberal Democrat..... "Do as I say, not as I do...."

    April 13, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. Shocked

    This is the last season though....what are they talking about?

    April 12, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. SMU

    He's been wanting to leave for a while. The next replacement will be Steve Carell.

    April 12, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sudan

    Talk about biting the hand that feeds!

    April 12, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sokman

    I like Baldwin, and would not blame him for jumping this sinking ship

    April 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Observer


    His absence can only improve things.

    April 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tres

      You'd probably rather be watching wrestling, huh?

      April 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chrissy

      No way! Alec is fabulous and adds so much to the show. I love every character but adore the interactions between Liz and Donaghy.

      April 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Leucadia Bob


    April 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mike

    "coup de tat": is Baldwin launching some sort of tattoo offensive?

    April 12, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amen

      I think a coup de tat is the wild cousin of a puddy tat. But we shouldn't make fun of people with speech impediments.

      April 13, 2012 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |

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