Say it ain't so! At the National Dance Institute's annual fund-raising gala on Tuesday night, Alec Baldwin told Vulture that the beloved 30 Rock would come to an end following next season.

"I will tell you one thing," he said. "And that is our show next year is our last year of the show. Our contracts are expired [in 2012], and Tina [Fey] is gonna have a big career directing films and writing. She's going to be the next Elaine May. She'll be great."

Baldwin has previously made allusions to the fact that he would leave 30 Rock in 2012 (something that may or may not have to do with the Mayans; OK, may not), but this is the first time he's definitively said the entire show would go off the air as well.

Of course, this could be a good thing; after all, shows staying on past their sell-by date are no fun for anyone. For what it's worth, Fey's representatives could not be reached for comment. Here's guessing their telephones will be ringing off the hook today.

UPDATE: Deadline reports that sources close to 30 Rock claim that Baldwin's comments were "nonsense." Looks like we can expect more 30 Rock in 2013; until we can't, at least.

[via Vulture]