MSNBC confirmed that Joy Reid will take over the 10-to-noon weekend slot, previously held by Melissa Harris-Perry, as Mediaite reported last month.
In a statement, Reid said that Harris-Perry’s show was “incredibly valuable” and added: “Instead of trying to replace it, we will fill the space with something new; something compelling, and something that adds to the conversation.”
MSNBC said the new show, which is currently untitled, will “tackle the most important news and political topics of the week and, along with a rotating panel of journalists, will explore how these issues shape the country.”
Harris-Perry had hosted an eponymous program from Feb. 2012 until Feb. 2016, when she parted with MSNBC in an acrimonious split. “I will not be used as a tool for their purposes,” Harris-Perry wrote of her network in an email to her staff that went public.
Reid had previously hosted the weekday daytime show, The Reid Report, which began in Feb. 2014 and was cancelled a little over one year later.
Reid’s new show will begin Saturday, May 7.
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