via press release:
“THE ” MOVES TO WEEKDAYS AT 5 PM ET STARTING AUGUST 26
“ with Chris Matthews” To Air at 7 PM ET
NEW YORK – August 19, 2013 – “The” hosted by Ed Schultz is moving back to MSNBC’s weekday lineup starting Monday, August 26. “The ” will air Monday – Friday at 5 p.m. ET. “ with Chris Matthews” will continue at 7 p.m. ET. The announcement was made today by Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC.
“Chris Matthews and the ‘’ team have been pulling double duty for years. This move will concentrate the ' ' audience to one key time period and enhance the flow of our evening programming,” said Griffin. “Ed Schultz is a force of nature and an important voice to the MSNBC audience. I can’t wait to have him back on weeknights.”
“The” previously aired on Saturdays and Sunday at 5 p.m. ET. MSNBC Longform will fill the 5 p.m. weekends slot starting Saturday, August 31. “Hardball with Chris Matthews” will continue its weekday re-air at 2 a.m. ET on MSNBC.
John Reiss is the executive producer of “Hardball.” James Holm is the executive producer of “The.” For additional show information and video clips, please visit www.tv.msnbc.com.