MSNBC Shakes Up Its Lineup, Rolls Out Plans for Two New Shows Deadline
MSNBC unveiled some changes to its programming lineup, including the belated announcement of a start date for Ronan Farrow's new show. Deadline.com reports that the cable channel announced Feb. 24 as the show's premiere date.
The show, which is still untitled, will air at 1 p.m. ET, the network announced.
"Also joining the daytime lineup is longtime contributor and Grio.com editor Joy Reid," the report adds. "The recent fill-in host’s own show will also start February 24 at 2 p.m. ET following Farrow."
In a statement today, MSNBC President Phil Griffin said: “Ronan and Joy are two of the most thoughtful and impressive journalists out there and I’m excited for what they will bring to the afternoon."
As part of the changes, "Andrea Mitchell Reports" will move to noon, and "NewsNation with Tamron Hall" relocates to 11 a.m. ET.
"A frequent presence on the cabler in recent months, Farrow, the son of Mia Farrow, made news of his own this month when he slammed the Golden Globes tribute to his mother’s former longtime companion Woody Allen," the Deadline report notes.
Farrow, a former State Department official, reportedly tweeted: “Missed the Woody Allen tribute -- did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?"
The report adds: "All this comes after months of upheaval with the MSNBC daytime schedule. In early December, Martin Bashir left the 4 p.m. slot and the network after he launched a verbal attack against former GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Former noon host Alex Wagner took over Bashir’s place late last year leaving the [noon] slot to a revolving door of on-air talent."