Final Verdict: Maddow Replacing Abrams

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maddow_8-19.JPGAfter speculation dating back to December, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow will get her own show.

The New York Times’ Bill Carter reports Maddow will replace Dan Abrams and his show “Verdict,” at 9pmET, beginning after the conventions.

The move will take place on 9/8/08, one month after the Olympics began. Says MSNBC president Phil Griffin in the story, it, “will be the final leg of the political race this year.”

The final “Verdict” airs on Thursday. Abrams will stay on with MSNBC and NBC News as daytime anchor, substitute host of Today show and NBC News’ chief legal correspondent, according to the Times.

Earlier: TVNewser’s Gail Shister profiled “The Cable TV Rising Star,” last month.