‘The 11th Hour With Brian Williams’ Debuts Next Week

By Mark Joyella 

Brian Williams has his own show again.

The former NBC Nightly News anchor will debut “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams” Tuesday night at 11 p.m. ET., MSNBC announced today. Williams’ likely move to the 11 p.m. hour was first reported last month.

“This new assignment is a natural extension of the hundreds of hours of political coverage Brian has anchored through this campaign cycle so far,” said MSNBC president Phil Griffin in a statement. “He and Rachel Maddow and the team have been great on the big nights, and now he’ll build on MSNBC’s prime-time momentum by taking us live into the 11 p.m. hour every night.”


The live nightly show will look at the major political stories of the day in the weeks between Labor Day and Election Day. It’s unclear whether the show will continue past November. The title, The 11th Hour, was also the name of Don Lemon‘s first late night show on CNN back in 2013.

“We want a broadcast that will feel like a continuation of the conversation we’ve had all during this unprecedented campaign season,” said Williams. “As the general election ramps up, there’s an opportunity to assess and discuss the campaign at the end of each day. With the help of the very best team in the business, we hope to offer some closure and sanity in addition to previewing where the campaigns are headed next.”

Patrick Burkey, who worked with Williams on his original MSNBC show, The News with Brian Williams—and later was ep of Nightly News—will serve as executive producer of The 11th Hour.