MSNBC Launching New Show

Jan 5, 2012  •  Post A Comment

MSNBC has revealed plans for a new two-hour show, to be hosted by a familiar talking head, Deadline.com reports.

The new weekend daytime show will feature Melissa Harris-Perry, a Tulane University professor of political science who has been a frequent guest commentator on the network. She will host her own show beginning Feb. 4, the story reports.

The show, which is still to be named, will run on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon ET. The weekend lineup for MSNBC will include "Up" with Christopher Hayes, "Weekends with Alex Witt" and the new Harris-Perry show.

Harris-Perry will continue teaching in New Orleans while doing the show.

In a statement, she said: “This is an extraordinary opportunity. All I’ve ever wanted to be is a teacher. Phil Griffin and MSNBC are giving me the chance to have a much bigger classroom. I’m particularly excited to join the growing weekend lineup, where we have a chance to take a longer and broader view of the week’s political news.”

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