Alec Baldwin Says ’30 Rock’ Ending Next Season – Tina Fey Leaving the Show – Developing

“30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin attended a fundraiser Monday night in New York City when he dropped a bombshell.

Baldwin told reporters that next season will be the LAST season for “30 Rock”. When asked about the award winning sitcom Baldwin answered,

"I will tell you one thing - and that is next year is our last year of the show. Our contracts expire in 2012, and Tina is going to have a big career directing films and writing. She's going to be the next Elaine May. She'll be great."

Okay, we don’t know who Elaine May is but…

Baldwin has hinted around in the past that 2012 would be HIS last year, but this is the first we have heard about Tina Fey leaving. But it only makes sense; I have to admit that I think the show has really gone down in quality this last season.

I think people have grown really tired of Jack and his women problems, and Tracey Morgan is such an idiot that he should be on a children’s show – not a prime time network series. Morgan’s character is so absolutely horrible that it makes you wonder why the show would even want him as host of the fictitious “TGS”.

I’m sure it’s hard to keep the writing and plot mojo of the first couple of seasons going, but if this last season is any indication of what we can expect for the next - then it’s time to pull the plug.

I much rather see Tina Fey in a new, funnier show where she once again has the creative run of the ship and can start with a clean slate.

However, in-as-much as it is Tina’s show (she created it and executive produces it), and with no disrespect to Alec Baldwin, I think we need to wait until we actually hear the same words coming from Tina Fey.

After all, this would not be the first time Baldwin spoke out of turn. This could all just be pre-positioning before next year’s contract negotiations.

And you know that things in Hollywood are never what they seem on the surface…