Never understood why a rerun of Tweety within an hour of itself was a good idea except for the coveted masochist demographic but that experiment appears to be done now.
Ed Schultz is moving back to weekdays, and taking one of Chris Matthews' time slots, MSNBC said Monday.Link
Schultz will take over the 5 PM slot Mondays through Fridays, starting August 26th. Matthews, whose "Hardball" aired at both 5 and 7 PM, will now air solely at 7.
Boilerplate crap from MSNBC brass:
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PHIL GRIFFINlink
I wanted to share some exciting news with you.
Starting Monday, August 26, “The Ed Show” is moving back to weeknights, now at 5 p.m. ET. “Hardball with Chris Matthews” will move to one, strong run at 7 p.m. ET.
Chris and the “Hardball” team have been the cornerstone of our evening lineup, pulling double duty for us at both 5p and 7p for years. This move will help us enhance the flow of our weeknight programming and concentrate Chris’ audience to one key time period. And this allows us to bring Ed’s powerful voice back to the Monday-Friday schedule. Ed connects with our viewers and I’m happy to have him back five nights a week. I’ve been thinking about making this change for quite a while and I know now is the right time with the right shows.
The full press release is below. My thanks to Chris, Ed, John Reiss, James Holm and the “Hardball” and “The Ed Show” teams.
Enjoy the rest of the summer. We have a lot to look forward to this fall.
I think this is a good spot for Schultz as the weekend is a wasteland and his energy level for primetime was a little too much sometimes. (imo)
Welcome back Ed.
10:54 AM PT: 53 votes into the poll and no one has voted for Need more Tweety.
11:14 AM PT: 88 votes into the poll and no one has voted for Need more Tweety.
11:26 AM PT: 123 votes and Tweety finally gets some rerunning love.