Alex Wagner’s New MSNBC Show Will Be Titled Alex Wagner Tonight

By A.J. Katz 

MSNBC has an update concerning Alex Wagner’s new MSNBC program. The new primetime offering will be titled Alex Wagner Tonight, and will premiere Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 9 p.m. ET, airing Tuesday-Friday.

The Rachel Maddow Show will continue to air weekly on Mondays in the same 9 p.m. timeslot.

Wagner rejoined MSNBC this past February as a political analyst and guest-host in primetime. This is her second stint at the network. She previously hosted MSNBC’s Now with Alex Wagner, which debuted in 2011 and was canceled in July 2015. Wagner left MSNBC not long after the show’s cancelation and jumped to The Atlantic as a senior editor. She then joined CBS News in Nov. 2016, where she served as a special correspondent at the network and co-host of CBS This Morning: Saturday. Wagner announced she would be leaving CTM: Saturday a year and a half later to co-host and executive produce the Showtime weekly political docuseries, The Circus. Wagner replaced Mark Halperin who was dropped from the show due to sexual harassment allegations.