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Alec Baldwin’s Making a TV Comeback As an NYC Mayor/Socialite, Of Course

He’s back! Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Alec Baldwin hasn’t been a regular fixture on TV since 30 Rock went off the air in 2013. But Deadline reports he’s set to make a comeback in a new untitled HBO series, where he’ll play an NYC mayor named Joe Byrne, who’s described as “a billionaire real estate developer philanthropist and celebrated socialite” thrown into NYC politics when “tragedy strikes the incumbent mayor and he is drafted to replace him.” The show will be written by noted New Yorker “20 Under 40” writer Wells Tower. No word on how clear or unclear the dishwasher will be at his Gracie Mansion.

Alec Baldwin’s Returning to TV!