Alec Baldwin has been on the brink of leaving 30 Rock since basically the beginning of 30 Rock. Playing Jack Donaghy revitalized Baldwin’s career — and helped to define the resurrection-through-self-deprecation second-act playbook of our modern reboot era. But the actor has regularly expressed an interest in leaving the show — usually in the winter, which either proves that he enjoys negotiations with NBC or that he suffers from a nasty case of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Most recently, Baldwin had tweeted “I think I’m leaving NBC just in time” in the context of a rant about the Today show, which had sent cameras to his apartment. However, Baldwin now tells the Associated Press that “time” is relative: He’s sticking with 30 Rock through next season.