After MSNBC Axes Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid’s Shows, Is Chris Hayes Next?

Good news… get back to straight news and more competent hosts…
And time to let Sharpton go.. and please get rid of “mhp” already, as she’s poisoning the brand.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/19/after-msnbc-axes-ronan-farrow-and-joy-reid-s-shows-is-chris-hayes-next.html

As its afternoon shows hosted by Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid are canceled due to poor ratings, MSNBC is reportedly planning to replace Chris Hayes with Rachel Maddow.

It was hardly a surprise Thursday when ratings-challenged MSNBC announced the cancellation of the poor-performing afternoon programs hosted by Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid after less than a year, with veteran news anchor Thomas Roberts stepping in to preside over the two-hour block from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Until a permanent replacement is named for Roberts’s 5:30 a.m. program Way Too Early, the 6 a.m. Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski will temporarily take up the slack by starting a half-hour earlier.

But according to knowledgeable sources at the Comcast-owned cable network, Thursday’s moves were only the opening salvo in a wider programming shakeup.

(..) In the longer term, these sources said, the Rev. Al Sharpton—a larger than life personality who attracts a 35 percent African-American audience but continues, after 3½ years of nightly practice, to wrestle with his Teleprompter–could eventually be moved from his weeknight 6 p.m. slot to a weekend time period, as MNSBC President Phil Griffin attempts to reverse significant viewership slides by accentuating straight news over left-leaning opinion.

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19 thoughts on “After MSNBC Axes Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid’s Shows, Is Chris Hayes Next?

  1. I’m okay with that…Chris is very smart, but I’ve never felt a connection with him that would draw me into his show…and let’s face it, for a TV show, you need the personality and connection, not just the smarts. It’ll be interesting to see, if Rachel really does take over his time slot, who will take over her hour.

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