It has been reported that ABC network snuck in an announcement on Election Night explaining that they would be moving “The Alec Baldwin Show” from its’ current coveted Sunday night time slot to a much less coveted Saturday evening time slot following abysmal ratings and negative media hype involving Baldwin.
Fox News reports:
Repeats of “Shark Tank” will replace Baldwin’s beleaguered talk show on Sunday at 10 p.m. “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Holiday Special” and “The Sound of Music” will also air on Sunday nights. “The Alec Baldwin Show” returns Dec. 8 in its new timeslot — 10 p.m. ET on Saturdays.
Variety – a leading Hollywood trade publication – said “ABC has all but pulled the plug” on the show, pointing to the program’s dismal ratings. Variety noted Baldwin’s show is “one of ABC’s lowest-rated programs” and its last episode only attracted 1.5 million viewers.
“The show has failed to find a significant audience,” Variety’s Joe Otterson explained.
Baldwin hasn’t been having the greatest week. The anti-Trump Hollywood elitist was charged with a misdemeanor of assault and harassment after he was arrested last week for allegedly punching a man while visiting New York City’s West Village.
Page Six was able to obtain video footage showing the 60-year-old actor leaving the New York Police Department’s 6th Precinct in Greenwich Village. He is set to appear back in court on November 26. It wasn’t long before he logged onto his family foundation’s Twitter account in order to talk about what took place.
Just hours after his arrest, Baldwin tweeted, “Normally, I would not comment on something as egregiously misstated as today’s story. However, the assertion that I punched anyone over a parking spot is false. I wanted to go on the record stating as much. I realize that it has become a sport to tag people [with] as many negative charges and defaming allegations as possible for the purposes of clickbait entertainment.”
Baldwin finished off by saying, “Fortunately, no matter how reverberating the echos, it doesn’t make the statements true.”
Liberals loved Baldwin’s portrayal of President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” in the beginning, but it got old after about two sketches. Obviously Conservatives weren’t happy with the bit from the start. Now people are just sick of his anti-Trump rhetoric. It’s time to come up with some new material. And, this isn’t the first flop Baldwin has experienced, either.
Fox News explains that “His previous talk show experience didn’t end well, either: Baldwin’s MSNBC 2013 MSNBC show was canceled after five episodes.”
Baldwin has also been arrested previously, as reported by Fox News. In 2014, he was placed in handcuffs after he became “belligerent” toward a police officer who had stopped him while he was riding his bike. The officer said that Baldwin had allegedly been riding in the wrong direction. It wasn’t too long ago that ABC News White House correspondent Tara Palmeri thought back on how the actor had once told her, “I hope you choke to death,” at the time that she had been working in New York City as a tabloid reporter.