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MSNBC Cancels Alec Baldwin's Up Late
By Allison Moore

Washington, D.C. (November 26, 2013) - MSNBC has pulled the plug on Alec Baldwin's 'Up Late' talk show after just two episodes, the New York Post reports.

The show, which featured the former 30 Rock star commenting on numerous subjects, generated fewer than 400,000 viewers per episode, writes Deadline.com. But it was Baldwin's homophobic rant a week ago against a photographer that likely forced the network to cancel the program.

The New York Post, which was the first to report MSNBC's decision, writes that a Baldwin spokesperson confirmed that the show will not be coming back.

The spokesperson, however, tried to lay claim that it was Baldwin's decision, not the cable news network's. "He had questions whether he wanted to continue," the spokesperson said, according to the Post.

The Post added that Baldwin's "diva-like" antics on the set also contributed to MSNBC's decision to pull the plug.

However, Baldwin, an actor with decades of experience on stage, the movies and television, has long been known for his mercurial behavior.

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