Officially starting after the Oscars ceremony is done, Alec Baldwin’s new Talk Show, “Sundays With Alec Baldwin” will premiere with two newsmakers. While Baldwin has always had a lot to say, he will now have his own platform on which to say it, while interviewing interesting people of the day.

‘Sundays With Alec Baldwin’ premieres Sunday

According to The Hollywood Reporter, multiple episodes of the show have already been ordered by ABC, with the first launching after Sunday’s Oscars (March 4) and featuring Kate McKinnon and Jerry Seinfeld as his first guests.

The premiere episode is said to be a “sneak peek” into “Sundays With Alec Baldwin,” and will be followed with a further eight episodes later in the year. According to ABC, the talk show will feature one-on-one, in-depth conversations with people making the headlines. This will be similar to Baldwin’s current public radio podcasts on “Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin.” According to Deadline, that show is now being targeted for primetime.

Alec Baldwin excited about his new talk show

Baldwin told Entertainment Weekly that he is excited about the new talk show and expressed his gratitude to ABC for taking a chance on him in what he said is admittedly what he termed a “crowded field.” He went on to say how much he had enjoyed doing the WNYC podcast and that he is looking forward to the challenges of running a brand new show on camera.

Entertainment Weekly reports that talks about the chat show have been ongoing since December. They quote the president of ABC Entertainment, Channing Dungey, as saying that the pilot had quickly shown the sheer potential of the program. He said Baldwin’s wit, intellect, and life experience gives him a perspective and voice they haven’t seen before in the talk show format.

Dungey said they are all excited to be working on a show that will showcase Baldwin as being among the most compelling conversationalists of the day.

Previous talk show experience for Alec Baldwin

The new talk show is being produced by Baldwin’s company, El Dorado Pictures.

Alec also executive produces and hosts “Match Game” on ABC, which is now into the third season. Also, while Alec Baldwin is best known for his impersonation of Trump recently on “Saturday Night Live,” he did in 2013 run a chat program with MSNBC. According to HuffPost that show was cut after news of a homophobic rant between Baldwin and a photographer appeared, while outside his home in Manhattan.