Report: Al Sharpton to Move From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; David Gura Gets Expanded Role on Weekends at MSNBC

By A.J. Katz 

MSNBC could be making some moves to its weekend programming lineup, and they might involve longtime MSNBC host, Rev. Al Sharpton.

Mediaite reports that Sharpton’s hour-long Sunday morning show PoliticsNation will be replaced with a new, two-hour weekend morning panel program hosted by MSNBC anchor David Gura.

PoliticsNation launched in 2011 on weeknights at 6 p.m., before moving to Sundays at 8 a.m. in 2015.

According to the report, starting Oct. 13, “Gura will be hosting the two hour panel show between 8 and 10 a.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday…His show remains nameless, though sources said MSNBC is considering reviving the name for Chris Hayes‘ old show: Up.”

In addition to the Saturday and Sunday morning show, Gura  – a former Bloomberg Newser who started at MSNBC on Nov. 25 of last year  – could also anchor the 2 p.m. hour on Saturdays and Sundays.

Sharpton’s hour-long political show would move from Sundays at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a live show Saturdays and Sundays. MSNBC Live currently occupies that hour.

MSNBC is declining comment.

Re-runs of MSNBC weekday prime programming would continue to hold the 6 p.m. hour on Saturdays and Sundays, leading into Kasie Hunt‘s two-hour Sunday evening panel program Kasie DC, which airs from 7 – 9 a.m. ET, and has posted solid ratings since its debut on Oct. 15 2017.