The Rev. Al Sharpton, who has been appearing on a fill-in basis on MSNBC, has been given a weeknight show on the cable network, Multichannel News reports.
The new show, “PoliticsNation,” will air nightly at 6 p.m. ET, starting Aug. 29.
It had been widely anticipated that Sharpton, a minister and outspoken civil rights activist, would get the 6 p.m. slot on the network. He has been guest-hosting a number of MSNBC shows, including “MSNBC Live” and “The Ed Show.”
In a statement, MSNBC President Phil Griffin said: "I’ve known Rev. Sharpton for over a decade and have tremendous respect for him. He has always been one of our most thoughtful and entertaining guests. I’m thrilled that he’s now reached a point in his career where he’s able to devote himself to hosting a nightly show. ‘PoliticsNation’ is going to be an incredibly strong kick-off to our evening schedule."
The show will be executive produced by Matthew Saal.