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Alec Baldwin Says He Offered To Take A Pay Cut To Save '30 Rock'

October 5th, 2012 8:08am EDT

Alec Baldwin Thursday marked the beginning of the end for 30 Rock, as the show premieres its seventh and final season. But according to cast member Alec Baldwin, it may not have had to be that way. On Thursday, he posted on his Twitter page that he had attempted to save the show.

"I offered NBC to cut my pay 20% in order to have a full 7th and 8th seasons of 30 Rock," he said. "I realize times have changed. I am looking forward to some time off."

Reuters says that they attempted to contact NBC about Baldwin's comments but that NBC did not reply.

The show's time may have come, though, and even if it's the shortest, the show's seventh season may be the best yet. When the new season was announced by NBC in May, the network said it would not be a full season. A normal season for the show is 21–23 episodes, and this one will only be 13.
Although the show has been a media darling, the ratings haven't been great. Last season, only about 4.6 million people watched the show. According to Reuters, at the show's height of popularity, 7.5 million people watched each episode.

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