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ALEC BALDWIN SHOW, THE
Air Date: Saturday, December 22, 2018
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#107) "RuPaul, Prime Minister Erna Solberg"
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ALEC WELCOMES RUPAUL AND THE PRIME MINISTER OF NORWAY, ERNA SOLBERG, FOR A CONVERSATION ON ABC'S 'THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW,' SATURDAY, DEC. 22

"RuPaul, Prime Minister Erna Solberg" - Entertainer RuPaul and the prime minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, join Alec Baldwin for candid and engaging conversations on "The Alec Baldwin Show," SATURDAY, DEC. 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

First, multitalented performer RuPaul, who revels in life's "pleasure and fun and joy," and in using all of the colors in the crayon box to push back against the establishment, sits down with Alec. He talks about pushing through his fears and going for it, which transformed him from the dance floors of New York City clubs to a world famous glamazon. Celebrating 10 years of his uber-popular, "RuPaul's Drag Race," he talks about how being gay was never really a driving force in his decision-making and why he is not defined by representing change. He shares his complex relationship with his father and his struggles with addiction to his new book "GuRu" and upcoming series, "AJ and the Queen."

From a political activist in her teens to becoming the second female prime minister in the history of Norway, Erna Solberg joins Alec to talk about her country's leadership role in providing developmental aid and environmental protection around the world. She believes that being a part of the decision-making power to make society better is the most interesting thing one can do and also shares what she feels is the hardest part of being prime minister. She talks about the global environmental movement in her country, its strict immigration policy and generous social system, the differences between Norway and the United States, her passion for education and mental health among the youth, as well as her husband's improved culinary skills.

Guests who have appeared on "The Alec Baldwin Show" include Robert De Niro, Taraji P. Henson, Kim Kardashian West, Ricky Gervais, Jeff Bridges, Mike Myers, Cecile Richards, the former president of Planned Parenthood, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

"The Alec Baldwin Show" is executive produced by Jason Schrift, along with Baldwin and Mallory Schwartz via his El Dorado Pictures. The series is directed by Jerry Foley.

"The Alec Baldwin Show" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This episode carries a TV-14, DL parental guideline.

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ALEC BALDWIN SHOW, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/4/18 - 12/29/18
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2018-2019 season)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
SEASON(S):
1 (11 episodes, 2 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
presumably canceled on 1/4/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, February 2018) ABC has picked up "Sundays with Alec Baldwin," a new one-hour talk show hosted by Oscar nominee and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin, featuring one-on-one conversations with some of the most interesting people from American pop culture. From ABC and Baldwin's El Dorado Pictures, a sneak peek will air SUNDAY, MARCH 4 (11:35 p.m. EST/10:00 p.m. PST), following the 90th Oscars, on The ABC Television Network. "I'm excited about this show and grateful to ABC for taking a chance on me in what is, admittedly, a crowded field," said Baldwin. "I've enjoyed doing my podcast for WNYC and look forward to the challenge of doing a show on camera." "Alec's intellect, wit and wealth of life experience afford him a voice and perspective we haven't seen before in this format," said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. "When we shot the pilot, we knew immediately we had something special that we couldn't wait to share. We are excited to be working on a series that showcases Alec as one of today's most compelling conversationalists and highlights the type of intimate discussions that he has captured on his podcast for years."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alec Baldwin as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alec Baldwin as EP
· Jason Schrift as EP
GENRE(S):
· talk show
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· El Dorado Pictures