Rev Al Replacing Cenk at 6p on MSNBC? Sources say...


Wow, it would be really shitty if they dumped this on him while he was on vacation, but I've really enjoyed Al the time he's been on, other than his inexperience with the teleprompter. He's a smart man, he'll catch on (unlike another daytime anchor ::cough:: Andrea Mitchell ::cough::). Nia TVMewser.

Cenk Uygur was thrust onto the MSNBC schedule in January, when Keith Olbermann‘s departure set in motion several host changes on the progressive channel’s lineup.

Now TVNewser hears Uygur may be moved out of the 6pm hour, possibly to be replaced by Al Sharpton. When the host changes happened earlier this year, the 6pm hour was simply known as “MSNBC Live,” a telling sign that MSNBC was trying out Uygur.

Sharpton has hosted the 6pm show for the last two weeks. This past week, the hour was second, to Fox News, in A25-54 viewers Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Insiders tell us that Uygur will remain a part of MSNBC in some capacity. His site, The Young Turks, says Uygur has been on vacation and will return Monday.

  • Tremordeth

    I 100% agree... cenk is awesome and chris is tiring and lacks substance in all honesty.

  • Doane Miller

    im glad Al needs his own show........

  • Doane Miller

    im glad Al needs his own show........

  • Anonymous

    I love watching Rev. Al. Sometimes I don't turn on my t.v. machine until it is time for him to come on. I love the way he trips up those rethugs with the real truth. And his facial expressions and body language! Oh man, nobody does it like Rev. Al!

  • GottaLaff

    Nobody said Al is getting the spot. It's not in stone, and I've heard that
    Chris Hayes is getting a show. Let's wait and see.

  • Hughes

    Nice to hear Rev. Al is getting a spot. They really should keep Cenk and replace someone like O'Donnell,  or Ed.

  • Anonymous

    Make room for both the good Rev. and  Cenk and please, cut one of the repeats of  Chris "tingle up my leg" Matthews. He's getting tiresome.

  • J Horton

    I am soooooo glad.  I love Al Sharpton.  He does keep it real and expose the republican Party lies.
    We want Al, We want Al!

  • Midus182

    This is outrageous!  Cenk is needed on this network more than just on "some capacity".  I hope they keep him on as the main anchor or better yet, finally give him his own show.

  • Anonymous

    Great news.  He did a wonderful job holding the crazy TP GOP's feet to the fire.  Much needed change!