MSNBC Introduces New 3PM Show The Cycle

Following Dylan Ratigan‘s departure, MSNBC is introducing a new 3 p.m. show The Cycle. Its permanent co-hosts are: author and commentator Touré, New York Daily News columnist S.E. Cupp, Salon’s Steve Kornacki and former Congressional candidate Krystal Ball. All four have been contributors on the network.

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According to the Huffington Post, it’s an ensemble show with all four hosts appearing regularly, “with each one taking turns facilitating the discussion.” Sound vaguely familiar? Nonetheless, executive producer Steve Friedman denied basing the show off Fox News’ The Five.

As Ratigan moves off the network, Martin Bashir‘s show moves to the 4 p.m. — a shift that stirred speculation about who MSNBC would tap for the new show. The Cycle begins on Monday.

The memo from MSNBC President Phil Griffin to staff, via HuffPo:

Team –

Stay tuned to “The Dylan Ratigan Show” beginning now because you’ll get a glimpse later in the hour of what we have planned for 3 p.m.

Starting Monday, you’ll see “The Cycle” in the 3 p.m ET timeslot. “The Cycle” will be co-hosted by four familiar faces to MSNBC viewers– Toure, Krystal Ball, S.E. Cupp, and Steve Kornacki – led by Steve Friedman as Executive Producer. This ensemble brings interesting voices and backgrounds to the 3 p.m. hour. Toure, Krystal, S.E. and Steve have been embraced by our MSNBC shows I’m looking forward to getting their take on politics and news of the day – every weekday – at 3 p.m.

Steve and his team will continue to develop and grow the show in the coming weeks. And a reminder that Martin Bashir makes the move to 4 p.m. on Monday. Good luck to all.

Watch the introductions below, via MSNBC:

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