January 17th, 2013
05:31 PM ET

Alec Baldwin on '30 Rock's' 'low point'

Nearly every "30 Rock" fan has an opinion on exactly where the Emmy-winning comedy began to lose its luster, and for Alec Baldwin that moment came in season five.

"It was the low point," he told Rolling Stone in its new issue, though he hastens to add that "even anemic '30 Rock' writing is still better than everybody else's writing."

Nonetheless, season five had Baldwin thinking of an escape route - although he quickly realized that low points don't always last forever.

"So season five ends, and I'm saying 'Next year, I'm done,'" he told RS."Then I come back, and season six is really good, we all had fun again." After that, he was ready to stay for seasons nine, 10 and 11.

Fey, meanwhile, was said to be "completely committed to the show," as executive producer Lorne Michaels put it in 2011, and by the end Baldwin noted it was starting to wear on the writer/producer/star.

"[T]his year was the first time she came in and laid down on the couch on set, and you could tell, she's a mom," Baldwin said. "She's f****** wiped out."

Wiped out she may be, but the experience has been worth it, Fey told CNN at the "30 Rock" finale wrap party in December.

“I’m definitely really spoiled after this experience because I got to kind of have the final say on almost everything,” she said. “But I had all of these incredibly talented people doing the work with me … it’s a dream to have all these great ideas and great talent in front of you.”


Filed under: 30 Rock • Alec Baldwin • Celebrities • television

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Spam attack at 8pm

    thanks.

    January 21, 2013 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. what are you talking about

    speak in english .... where is alec anyway these days?

    January 20, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Pam

    There is nothing more unattractive than arrogance. Alec needs to develop some humility because you don't ever stay in the limelight forever as he should know. New talent or folks with a kinder spirit will cause him to fade.

    January 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Carla

    He's right, though. Their worst season was still better than most of what's on. I wish they'd quit before it got tired, but they still make me laugh more than most shows so good for them.

    January 18, 2013 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. Alec is number 1

    he should win something this year...got he's so hot.

    January 18, 2013 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  6. i did...

    alec is low

    January 18, 2013 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  7. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    I thought Alec Baldwin WAS the low point of the show.

    January 18, 2013 at 5:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. mindcrime

    Alec Baldwin, is that the old fat guy who made a bunch of popular movies in the 80's/90's?

    I thought he was dead, good for him!

    January 18, 2013 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. Pants

    Season six is when they lost me. It seemed like Fey just stopped giving it 100%. I think they just sort of ran out of ideas. I have fond memories of the show, but I think it's jumped the shark.

    January 17, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Observer

    This show shot its wad a LONG time ago. Let it go already.

    January 17, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • pliny

      STFU you no-talent hack.

      What you know about writing wouldn't fill a thimble.

      January 18, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |

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