Where's Liz Lemon when you need her?
The former "30 Rock" star -- known for his temper tantrums, especially when it comes to paparazzi -- will not be on MSNBC for the next two weeks.
New episodes of Baldwin's show, "Up Late With Alec Baldwin," will return Nov. 29 -- assuming he keeps his temper in check?
The 55-year-old host offered the following statement that was posted on the show's website:
"I would like to address the comments I made this past week.
"I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have – and for that I am deeply sorry. Words are important. I understand that, and will choose mine with great care going forward. What I said and did this week, as I was trying to protect my family, was offensive and unacceptable. Behavior like this undermines hard-fought rights that I vigorously support. I understand 'Up Late' will be taken off the schedule for tonight and next week.
"I want to apologize to my loyal fans and to my colleagues at msnbc – both for my actions and for distracting from their good work. Again, please accept my apology."
The hiatus might go unnoticed for some. The late-night show hasn't fared well in the ratings since its October debut. And it relieves the stress of booking that Baldwin noted was an issue for the show.