Joy Reid Gets the Melissa Harris-Perry Timeslot on MSNBC

By Chris Ariens 

MSNBC’s Joy Reid will host a new program airing from 10 a.m.-Noon ET on Saturday and Sundays, taking over the timeslot left behind by Melissa Harris-Perry.

“Melissa did a show that was incredibly valuable,” Reid said in a statement. “Instead of trying to replace it, we will fill the space with something new; something compelling, and something that adds to the conversation.”

Harris-Perry had an ugly falling out with MSNBC in February.

Until February, 2015, Reid hosted a weekday show, The Reid Report, on MSNBC. Since then she has been reporting and commenting on the 2016 campaign. Reid joined MSNBC in 2011 as a contributor.

“MSNBC viewers crave not only the facts, but also in-depth discussion and analysis from a range of perspectives,” said MSNBC president Phil Griffin. “There is no one better equipped than Joy to lead this new project, and create a place for the kind of unique discussion our audience has come to expect.”

The show debuts next Saturday, May 7.