Lorne Michaels Says 30 Rock Will Continue Beyond Next Season, With or Without Alec Baldwin


It's been a few months since Alec Baldwin dropped any verbal bombs about leaving 30 Rock or the show ending after the upcoming season. But executive producer Lorne Michaels wants to make one thing clear: He's expecting the series to go on for a bit. Vulture caught up with Michaels at the TV Critics Association press tour, where he was hyping his new comedy Up All Night; we asked him if he could imagine any scenario in which next season would be the last for 30 Rock. "No, I really can't," he told us. And what if Baldwin makes good on his promise to depart next spring? "I can't imagine doing the show without Alec, but I couldn't imagine doing [Saturday Night Live] without Chevy," he said. "And we're still on the air." Michaels said he believes Tina Fey is "completely committed to the show," despite her flourishing movie and book careers. "And this is just a great group overall," he said. "It's got a lot of life and vitality and we all want to keep it going."