Actor Alec Baldwin's political chat show has been cancelled following the controversy surrounding a recent homophobic slur he uttered during a street altercation with a photographer. The former 30 Rock star came under fire from gay rights groups earlier this month (Nov13), after he launched a verbal attack on a paparazzo, who got too close to his wife Hilaria and their baby daughter Carmen. Executives at U.S. channel MSNBC subsequently suspended his show, Up Late with Alec Baldwin, and now the TV bosses have cancelled the programme. Baldwin's representative, Matthew Hiltzik, tells The Huffington Post, "We are jointly confirming that UP LATE will not continue on MSNBC." A spokesperson for MSNBC, adds, "This is a mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best." The 55 year old's Friday night show was not a big hit with viewers - ratings slumped to just 395,000 following his first episode last month (11Oct13), in which Baldwin interviewed then-New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio. The actor has issued a public apology for the gay slur he uttered during his stand-off with the photographer, which was caught on camera.