MSNBC has opted not to bring Alec Baldwin’s late night talker back from hiatus after the actor’s alleged use of a homophobic slur.
The news network confirmed to “The Hollywood Reporter” that while “Up Late with Alec Baldwin” was originally set to return on Friday, November 29 after a two-week suspension, the series has been cancelled.
“The decision has been made. He’s gone,” a source tells “Page Six.” “The [parent company] Comcast guys have decided. Word is spreading through the building.”
TMZ released a video of Baldwin earlier this month chasing after a paparazzo and allegedly referring to him by a gay slur, though he has since gone on record disputing the claim.
The cancellation likely also comes in part due to the program’s low ratings, which dropped 40 percent just five weeks after the premiere.
The “30 Rock” actor will not be starved for work, as he is already set to star in Cameron Crowe’s next project with Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper.