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Update: Karl Frisch tweets:

New MSNBC lineup: 6pm Cenk Unger, 7pm Hardball, 8pm Lawrence O'Donnell, 9pm Rachel Maddow, 10pm Ed Schultz.

And Anderson Cooper claims to have the inside scoop (emphasis on claims):

Comcast deal is approved. Jeff Zucker leaves. #keitholbermann gets fired. Coincidence? Find out #ac360 at 10p

Whether or not Cooper knows anything, CNN should snap up Olbermann.

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Original post:

Countdown has been axed. Statement from MSNBC:

MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract. The last broadcast of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" will be this evening. MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC's success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.

Keith's final signoff:

MSNBC announces programming changes:

NEW YORK – January 21, 2011 – Starting Monday, January 24, “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” will move to 8 p.m. ET/PT and “The Ed Show,” hosted by Ed Schultz, will move to 10 p.m. ET/PT on MSNBC. The announcement was made today by Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC. “The Rachel Maddow Show” will continue to air live at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Join the discussion in dagnome's recommended diary, BREAKING - OLBERMANN LAST SHOW?? and CityLightsLover's Keith is Leaving Countdown with Keith Olbermann? - Jan. 21, 2011.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Fri Jan 21, 2011 at 06:30 PM PST.

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