The time slot currently being occupied by Baldwin's show will be replaced by reruns of "Shark Tank."
Alec Baldwin may generally enjoy the special protections of a Hollywood liberal when it comes to crass comments and outrageous behavior, but it appears that the lethal mixture of horrible ratings and an embarrassing arrest was a bit too much for ABC to keep propping up his self-described "good show." Baldwin's new show is the only new addition to ABC's lineup this season to be relocated to another time slot, and one that is clearly a "demotion."
On Friday, the infamously ill-behaved Baldwin was arrested on charges of assaulting a guy Baldwin says stole his parking spot. "It looks like it was a dispute over the parking spot, and the person in custody punched him," New York Police Department Det. Sophia Mason said. The man in custody, Mason confirmed, was Baldwin, who was booked at the 6th Precinct station.
The arrest earned some mockery from one of his friends at SNL — which featured a line about "disgraced former actor Alec Baldwin, seen here molesting a young Boy Scout" the day after the arrest — but ABC didn't bother making any public comments about the situation, except to say that it would be airing "The Alec Baldwin Show" as usual on Sunday at 10 p.m.
But, while the network hasn't drawn much attention to the ugly incident, execs have decided it's about time Baldwin's ratings-challenged show gets relocated to a less preferable spot.