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Alec Baldwin Leaves New Untitled Sitcom

Alec Baldwin has become a household name thanks to his ever increasing roles in big screen as well as television. As a result, it wasn’t surprising that the actor signed up for a new sitcom for ABC earlier last year. However, the actor recently quit the role after reading the script.

The latest report comes from The Hollywood Reporter. The report pointed out that after reading the script, Baldwin realized that he isn’t suitable for the role. As a result, the network has decided to downgrade the sitcom to a pilot rather than straight-to-series order.

If the actor appeared in the show, then he would reprise a character of an opinionated TV star who is forced who is forced to move in with his liberal daughter, her girlfriend, and their child. While the script sounds interesting, shooting location for the series might have played a role in Baldwin’s decision. The actor currently hosts Match Game and in talks to host a talk weekly talk show. Although Baldwin resides in NYC, Kenya Barris shoots both Black-ish and Grown-ish Los Angeles.

Although Baldwin won’t be reprising the character, he will continue to be involved in producing capacity for the upcoming show. As for the future of the series, we will have to wait and see if ABC decides to cancel the show. However, given that Kenya Barris has experienced decent amount of critical acclaim for Black-ish and its spinoff, it’s likely that ABC will continue with the pilot at least.

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