Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

NBC Photo: Nicole Rivelli

We'll give this to the peacock—those lawyers work fast. God bless retainers.

Just a day after Alec Baldwin surprised us all—though no one, it would seem, more than Tina Fey and his NBC bosses—with news that next season would be the last one for 30 Rock, the Emmy winner has started backpedaling as fast as his still gainfully-employed feet will allow him.

"Gosh," he wrote on the Huffington Post this morning in one of his frequent blogs for the site.

"I want to take the opportunity to state that although my days on network TV may be numbered, I hope 30 Rock goes on forever. Or at least as long as everyone involved desires."

Which, as far as Alec knows, could be forever—despite what he told the world just 24 hours ago.

"Next year hopefully won't be the last," he went on, going on to suggest some scenarios for the show—none of which, incidentally, feature Jack Donaghy. And as it happens, his days are only contractually numbered to last through the end of next season, anyway.

"Kenneth can run the network. Jenna will get her own talk show. Tracy will become the Mayor of New York. Then resign and go raise exotic reptiles. And Lemon will go do…just about anything she sets her mind to.

"Here's to five more seasons."

And at least one more with Alec. That is, if he can keep his mouth shut until then.

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