MSNBC Adds ‘With All Due Respect’ to Evening Lineup

The Bloomberg TV show will take the 6 p.m. spot on MSNBC

News of talks last month to bring the Mark Halperin and John Heilemann-hosted political talk show With All Due Respect to MSNBC has solidified into a deal, it was announced this morning.

Under the terms of the deal, the show will continue to air as usual on Bloomberg TV each weekday at 5 p.m. ET, and will then re-air on MSNBC at 6 p.m. ET, beginning in January.

New York Times’ Ravi Somaiya, citing Bloomberg Media chief executive Justin B. Smith, reports that it was MSNBC that came to Bloomberg with the idea.

Many things about this deal are unusual, including the fact that MSNBC will be airing a show from a CNBC competitor, and a rerun to boot. As one unnamed MSNBC personality put it to CNN’s Dylan Byers in November, before the deal was official, “Talk about out of ideas. We’re going to run a rerun of another rival network’s show? As a programming decision that is completely insane.”

In the announcement, MSNBC president Phil Griffin portrayed Halperin and Heilemann as a natural fit for the network. “[They] have been valuable contributors to MSNBC for a long time,” he said, “and viewers know they’re getting unique insight and perspective when they see them on our air. This new collaboration brings them even deeper into the fold at the perfect time.”