Since Dylan Ratigan‘s departure, MSNBC’s 3 p.m. slot has been one big question mark. According to Dylan Byers at POLITICO, the network will be rotating some personalities, testing them out for a new show. Among possible personalities in rotation? Commentator Touré, New York Daily News columnist S.E. Cupp, commentator Krystal Ball and Washington Post economics blogger Ezra Klein.
Byers reports that sources say “MSNBC will tap a rotating cast of anchors” and Touré is “likely to be one of the principle co-hosts of the new show.” The new show would replace Martin Bashir who moves to the 4 p.m. slot. Sources “could not confirm whether the rotatation format was a temporary or permanent plan.”
MSNBC spokesperson could neither confirm nor deny the news, also refusing to comment on the plans. All four personalities are already regular presences on the network, will Klein sometimes in a fill-in anchor role.
UPDATE: Byers confirmed the 3 p.m. show will feature “a rotating group of hosts from the network’s pool of contributors.” Cupp and Salon’s Steve Kornacki are confirmed as co-hosts. One source “said the rotatation format was a temporary plan, though that could not be confirmed with others.” He didn’t confirm the other names floating around.
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) June 18, 2012
Editor’s note: This post has been edited since its original posting – Jon Nicosia
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