MSNBC shuffles schedule, gives one anchor a streaming show
MSNBC has announced it’s overhauling its afternoon lineup and giving one of its big names a streaming show.
“MTP Daily” will take over an “MSNBC Live” branded hour (though the network’s website still lists it as “Velshi & Ruhle” for some reason).
Meanwhile, Nicolle Wallace’s “Deadline: White House” will expand to two hours, running from 4 to 6 p.m., filling Todd’s old spot. This will put the second hour up against “The Five” on Fox and “The Situation Room” on CNN.
The expansion of Wallace’s program has been rumored for months — although previous reports indicated “MTP Daily” could move to 9 a.m. after “Morning Joe.”
In reality, the network’s plan turned out to be a bit less extreme of a schedule change for Todd, who was reportedly resistant to moving to mornings.
Todd also was reportedly interested in focusing on “Meet the Press” proper rather than move “MTP Daily” — but the new plan calls for him adding responsibilities.