With a few months’ distance, Alec Baldwin looks back on “30 Rock” fondly. But although he has a development deal at NBC, he has seen nothing that comes close to luring him back to sitcoms.
“All of the things I want to do now are dramatic,” Baldwin tells Zap2it. “I can’t find anything as funny as what Tina Fey and Robert Carlock wrote. I’ll never work in that kind of environment again.”
On his last day of shooting the series, Baldwin told us he was ready to sign on for more seasons when Fey had decided to stop “30 Rock.”
“I made a deal with NBC,” he says. “They assumed there was a chance I would do another half-hour sitcom. No one has done anything close. NBC may need to homogenize their programming. Their ratings were worrisome.”
Though he is considering some TV, weekly series aren’t the only venue that Baldwin is weary of.
After “Orphans” — the Broadway revival he was in this season — he says he’s done with the Great White Way also. The production was noteworthy for had his dust-up with erstwhile co-star Shia LaBeouf.
“No more,” he says. “Broadway has changed. It is not what I remember. It was a very, very, very exhausting experience. The last week we did the show it settled in.”