Alec Baldwin's New HBO Show Includes Him Playing An NYC Mayor & He Should Bring These Jack Donaghy Traits With Him

(FILES): This November 14, 2009 file photo shows US actor Alec Baldwin arriving for the 2009 Governors Awards in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California. The Emmy award-winning actor Baldwin was taken to a hospital on February 11, 2010 when his 14-year-old daughter Ireland called police saying he had threatened to take pills during an argument on the telephone, according to US media reports. Baldwin, scheduled to co-host the 82nd annual Academy Awards show with Steve Martin on March 7, spent about an hour at a New York hospital before being released by a doctor. AFP PHOTO / Files / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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It has been less than two years since 30 Rock went off the air, but I miss Jack Donaghy something fierce. If you agree, there's great news on the horizon: Alec Baldwin is returning to TV on HBO, playing a NYC mayor. It's not a typical political drama, though — Baldwin's character, Joe Byrne, is a "billionaire real estate developer philanthropist and celebrated socialite/tabloid fixture" who unexpectedly becomes mayor after the current one passes away tragically. Baldwin compared the new drama — which he is also executive-producing — to House of Cards in that it shows a "Shakespearean arc" in how politics work in New York. 

When Baldwin explains his character, he calls Byrne, "Trump without the baggage, Bloomberg but a Democrat, George Soros if he was in real estate, a left-leaning Democrat who is also a businessman who understands the reality of how the city has to be run to create the right climate for the business community." Donaghy was a Republican who definitely couldn't be described as a philanthropist, but I still think there are some similarities we could see with both of Baldwin's characters. In particular, there are some Donaghy traits that he could bring along to the new show when it comes to politics, love, and setting people straight. Also, with Tina Fey's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix, there's no better time than now to get nostalgic about 30 Rock.

Having An Eternal Love For Suits

Nothing but the best.

Being Unable To Comfort Others

Preferably the closest person to him.

Breaking His Own Rules

Things are best for Baldwin when he doesn't do this.

Drinking His Problems Away

Glug, glug.

Or Making Them Go Away

With as much force as possible.

Spinning Things In The Best Way

And if that fails, repeat the two steps prior.

Living The American Dream

Especially in NYC.

And, Above All Else, Being Handsome & Confident

This can just be 30 Rock 2.0.

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