MSNBC Slots Ed Schultz/Karen Finney Weekend Evening Block For May 11th…

MSNBC announced the start dates for its new weekend evening programming…

“THE ED SHOW” AND KAREN FINNEY JOIN MSNBC WEEKENDS STARTING MAY 11

NEW YORK – April 25, 2013 – “The Ed Show” hosted by Ed Schultz will return to MSNBC starting Saturday, May 11 at 5 p.m. ET. The Saturday and Sunday show will debut as a one-hour long program expanding to a two-hour format from 5-7 p.m. ET later this summer. James Holm who is currently the Executive Producer of “The Ed Schultz Radio Show” will serve as acting Executive Producer of “The Ed Show”.

Karen Finney’s new program will also debut on May 11 from 4-5 p.m. ET. More information on the program will be announced in the coming days.

As previously announced, the move is an expansion of MSNBC’s live weekend programming. In a statement MSNBC President Phil Griffin said, “I’m thrilled for Ed and happy to be expanding our weekend programming. It’s an exciting time for MSNBC and I’m looking forward to having Ed’s powerful voice on our network for a long time.”

On Finney, Griffin said “Karen’s rich background in both education policy and politics will add a unique point of view to our expanding live weekend programming.”

For more information on The Ed Show, visit http://www.ed.msnbc.com.

9 Responses to “MSNBC Slots Ed Schultz/Karen Finney Weekend Evening Block For May 11th…”

  1. Like grandma’s old outhouse, that should draw flies.

  2. They should have left Ed where he was. All In is an insufferable bore.

  3. Josh KaibCast Says:

    Joe, Ed is the one who wanted out by most accounts. What they should have done, in my view, was give Chris Matthews the slot. They would never do that, but he deserves it and puts on an entertaining show. Seems right for the timeslot.

  4. I like Chris Hayes and All In, which is better than The Ed Show by several orders of magnitude. I’m not going to change my tune because of the ratings. But the numbers he’s doing aren’t going to cut it. Maybe, just maybe Hayes would have worked in prime time if Maddow was his lead-in, not the other way around (Maddow has a much more forgiving timeslot).

    The situation with Ed Schultz is a bizarre contradiction. He both wasn’t a real long-term solution at 8PM, and the only thing resembling a success they’ve ever had at 8PM. I don’t know what Griffin is aiming for on weekend afternoons, but I wish them luck.

  5. I liked the idea of All In, but it’s just too dull in that timeslot. It’s like trying to shoe-horn CBS Sunday Morning into an hour primetime slot: Nice show, bad timing.

  6. Well said, I totally agree.

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