MSNBC has revealed plans for a new show that will fill the void left by the departure of host Dylan Ratigan, reports The New York Times’ Media Decoder.
The network plans to create an ensemble program featuring four political pundits, the story reports. The hourlong show, to be called "The Cycle," starts Monday.
The hosts are Toure, Krystal Ball, S.E. Cupp and Steve Kornacki, who are all contributors to MSNBC, the story notes.
The decision to focus a show on a group of relatively young people illustrates that the network is shifting away from news and into political talk, the piece adds. It also echoes Fox News, which has had success with a panel-style show called "The Five," which airs at 5 p.m. on weekdays, the piece adds.
"The Cycle" will air in Martin Bashir’s 3 p.m. slot, with Bashir shifting to 4 p.m., replacing Ratigan’s program. Ratigan said earlier this month that he’s leaving the network, as reported previously.