MSNBC ending Ed Schultz’s weekday show
MSNBC host Ed Schultz announced tonight that, as of April, he will no longer host his weeknight primetime show. But Schultz will stay with the network, hosting a two-hour program on Saturday and Sunday nights, he said.
“And in the big finish tonight, a big personal and professional announcement. MSNBC will be expanding its weekend programming and this opens a big opportunity for ‘The Ed Show’ and my brand,” he said. “I will be leaving this time slot at 8 PM ET and moving to Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 7 PM.”
In a statement, MSNBC president Phil Griffin said he was “thrilled for Ed and happy to be expanding our weekend programming,” adding that he was “looking forward to having Ed’s powerful voice on our network for a long time.”
Schultz, a former sportscaster and current talk-radio host, has hosted MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” since 2009, where he became well known for his pro-union advocacy during Wisconsin’s special election, among other causes. His new show will air on weekend nights from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.