Ed Schultz‘s move to the weekend shift on MSNBC begins May 11, when a one-hour The Ed Show will premiere in the 5 PM ET slot, with its lead-in the new hourlong show hosted by former Democratic National Committee spokesperson Karen Finney, which still doesn’t have a name. MSNBC said Ed Show will expand to two hours later in the summer. James Holm, who exec produces Schultz’s daily radio show, is acting executive producer of the TV show, which was moved out of its weeknight 8 ET slot this month to make way for Chris Hayes’ new show All In.
MSNBC‘s revamped weekend lineup that now includes Ed Schultz is starting to take shape. Political analyst Karen Finney has been named host for a new weekend show that will air from 4-5 PM, the cable news network said today. The former Democratic National Committee spokesperson has been a contributor and guest host on MSNBC since 2009, and she also was deputy press secretary to then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and deputy director of presidential scheduling for President Clinton. Finney’s new show, which doesn’t have a name yet, will serve as a lead-in to Schultz’s new weekend show that will air from 5-7 PM. “Karen’s rich background in both education policy and politics will add a unique point of view to our expanding live weekend programming,” MSNBC president Phil Griffin said today. Previously, Steve Kornacki, co-host of the weekday afternoon show The Cycle, was tapped to step into Chris Hayes’ weekend slot as host of Up, which airs Saturdays and Sundays from 8-10 AM ET. Hayes was moved to Schultz’s primetime slot — his new show All In debuted last night in the 8 PM slot.