Ed Schultz out, Chris Hayes in, for MSNBC primetime


Ed Schultz of MSNBC (AP)

Schultz-hosted “The Ed Show” will be moved from its 8 p.m. weekday berth to weekend evenings, starting next month.

“I’m thrilled for Ed and happy to be expanding our weekend programming,” said MSNBC president Phil Griffin, in re the Schultz announcement. “It’s an exciting time for MSNBC and I’m looking forward to having Ed’s powerful voice on our network for a long time.”

Hayes, who has hosted weekend morning show “Up w/Chris Hayes,” is moving to the 8 pm. weekday slot, leading in to “The Rachel Maddow Show,” starting April 1. (Hayes has regularly served as guest host for “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.”)

“Chris has done an amazing job creating a franchise on weekend morning,” said Griffin in the Hayes announcement. “He’s an extraordinary talent and has made a strong connection with our audience. This is an exciting time for MSNBC.”

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