Is MSNBC Planning a New Weekend Morning Show?

By Chris Ariens 

MSNBC has a job listing for an executive producer to launch a new weekend morning show.

“The Executive Producer will supervise and oversee the editorial vision of a new morning show,” the job posting reads.

MSNBC’s current weekend mornings is a mix and news and opinion. On Saturdays, Hugh Hewitt airs at 8 a.m. ET, followed by 90 minutes of news, then two hours of AM Joy hosted by Joy Reid. On Sundays, Al Sharpton‘s show airs at 8 a.m., followed by an hour of news, then, again, two hours of AM Joy.

Both Hewitt and Reid have been under the microscope lately. In May, Hewitt, a conservative talk show host, was given a “verbal warning” for not disclosing his business connections to embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt.

Reid, a political progressive, has been dogged for months by accusations of homophobia and perpetuating conspiracy theories in her past blog writing. Earlier this month, she apologized again “for the pain” her writing has caused.

Earlier this year, MSNBC stopped a Saturday evening re-air of AM Joy.

We’ve reached out to MSNBC to find out more about the new show and will update when we hear back.

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