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Alec Baldwin Almost Quit '30 Rock' After Season 5 Creative Slump

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Alec Baldwin wanted to quit "30 Rock" after Season 5 veered into a creative slump, he told "Rolling Stone."

"It was the low point," he told "Rolling Stone." "Though even anemic '30 Rock' writing is still better than everybody else's writing. I go, 'I'm going to get the fuck out of here, I'm done,' because I'm an employee, I don't have any say. So Season 5 ends, and I'm saying 'Next year, I'm done,' then I come back, and Season 6 is really good, we all had fun again."

Baldwin said his outlook changed even more when he met his wife, Hilaria. He even tweeted about his desire to continue.

I offered NBC to cut my pay 20% in order to have a full 7th and 8th seasons of 30 Rock. I realize times have changed.

Baldwin made headlines in 2011 when he announced 2012 would see the NBC sitcom end. However, he went on to blog about wanting "30 Rock" to last forever ... or at least for five more seasons.

Look for "Rolling Stone's" full "30 Rock" cover story to hit newsstands on Friday, Jan. 18.

"30 Rock" wraps its seven-year run on Thursday, Jan. 31 with a one-hour finale at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

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