Alec Baldwin says he offered to take pay cut to save 30 Rock
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Actor Alec Baldwin said on Thursday he offered to take a salary cut to keep National Broadcasting Company (NBC) comedy 30 Rock on the air.
As the Emmy-winning show starts its 7th and final season on Thursday, Baldwin, who plays the debonair fictional NBC head Jack Donaghy, posted on Twitter; "I offered NBC to cut my pay 20 per cent in order to have a full 7th and 8th seasons of 30 Rock. I realise times have changed. I am looking forward to some time off." NBC said in May that the 7th season would be the last for the show, and it would have just 13 episodes rather than the regular 21 to 23 episodes.
The network did not immediately return calls for comment on Baldwin's Twitter remarks.
The show, created by comedian Tina Fey and inspired from her run as head writer for Saturday Night Live, follows the day-to-day life of fictional NBC sketch comedy show TGS with Tracy Jordan, starring Fey, Baldwin, Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski.