Alec Baldwin will not be taking Keith Olbermann's place on MSNBC, despite reports from earlier this week.
The "30 Rock" star has hinted in the past that he would like to quit acting and pursue a more "normal life," but a spokesman for MSNBC has denied reports.
"Entertaining report, but not true," MSNBC's VP of Communications, Jeremy Gaines told the New York Daily News.
On January 21, Keith Olbermann and MSNBC abruptly announced the end of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," which was the network's top-rated show.
The 52-year-old actor will continue his "30 Rock" roll as NBC executive Jack Donaghy until at least 2012, which is when his contract is up for a renewal. Baldwin told CNN's Eliot Spitzer earlier this month that he was interested in politics but admit that to quit acting would be "enormously difficult."
"As much as I like acting, I know that I would love to have a different life, a private life," Baldwin told CNN. "I would rather go do other things and have whatever amount of time I have left in my life, have more of a normal life."
You can catch Baldwin on Thursday night at 10 p.m. ET on NBC's "30 Rock."