New dad Alec Baldwin has landed a current affairs talk show.

The opinionated former 30 Rock star will front Up Late with Alec Baldwin, which will debut on American news channel Msnbc next month (Oct13).

The actor's new venture follows on from his well-regarded radio podcast.

He says, "I've developed a fondness for hosting a show that involved talking with smart, talented and engaging people in every imaginable field. I'm grateful to Msnbc for helping me bring a similar show to television."

Up Late with Alec Baldwin will air on Friday nights.