Alec BaldwinIn just two weeks on January 31, another great series will end as Tina Fey & Alec Baldwin’s 30 Rock airs its series finale episode after being on NBC for seven years.

Fans of the show can recall countless times that where the fate of the show rest in the hands of series star Alec Baldwin who wanted to walk away on occasions. Now, Baldwin is speaking out about the “anemic” writing that nearly caused him to quit the series, and why ’30 Rock’ is ending at season 7!

Baldwin recently spoke to Rolling Stone (interview available on newsstands January 18) about his involvement with the series, detailing his complaints with the writing that nearly drove him to hang up his role as silver-tongued NBC executive Jack Donaghy:

Alec Baldwin: “[Season 5] was the low point. Though even anemic 30 Rock writing is still better than everybody else’s writing. I go, ‘I’m going to get the f— out of here, I’m done,’ because I’m an employee, I don’t have any say. So Season Five ends, and I’m saying ‘Next year, I’m done,’ then I come back, and Season Six is really good, we all had fun again.”

Much of that dissatisfaction also ended when Baldwin met his current wife Hilaria Thomas, after which the actor notes that NBC contracted him through an eighth season of ’30 Rock,’ even with his willingness to stay for a possible ninth, tenth, even eleventh season. However, Baldwin noted that his co-star and series creator Tina Fey was largely behind the seventh season end to the series, as “this year was the first time she came in and laid down on the couch on set, and you could tell, she’s a mom. She’s f—ing wiped out.”

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