baldwincalm082813_02_230.jpgAlec Baldwin is ready for a different change of pace in front of the camera as the actor has finalized a deal to host his own talk show on MSNBC.

"After two seasons of my WNYC podcast, I've developed a fondness for hosting a show that involved talking with smart, talented and engaging people in every imaginable field," the former 30 Rock star said in a statement. "I'm grateful to MSNBC for helping me bring a similar show to television."

The new show, dubbed Up Late With Alec Baldwin, is poised to air in October as the 55-year-old will take on current events and cultural topics.