MSNBC is pulling the plug on Alec Baldwin's late night talk show after a series of controversial run-ins with photographers over the past week.

Baldwin issued a statement late today apologizing for the behavior that led to the suspension of his show "Up Late With Alec Baldwin."

The actor says what he said and did this week as he was trying to protect his family, "was offensive and unacceptable."

"Up Late," which has seen a sharp decline in viewership since its debut last month, has reportedly been pulled from MSNBC for the next two weeks.

Baldwin's apology followed an earlier statement over social media in which he apologized for using a homophobic slur against a photographer just hours after a woman was convicted of stalking him.

 In the 24 hours after the verdict, the actor was caught on video several times verbally abusing photographers and a reporter.