After a brief stint working in the lower-rated weekend 5 p.m. time slot, MSNBC's Ed Schultz and his show are heading back to a more normal schedule. Per a news release:
“The Ed Show” hosted by Ed Schultz is moving back to MSNBC’s weekday lineup starting Monday, August 26. “The Ed Show” will air Monday – Friday at 5 p.m. ET. “Hardball with Chris Matthews” will continue at 7 p.m. ET. The announcement was made today by Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC.
"Hardball with Chris Matthews" currently airs at 5 p.m. weekdays and re-airs at 7 p.m.
“Chris Matthews and the ‘Hardball’ team have been pulling double duty for years. This move will concentrate the 'Hardball' audience to one key time period and enhance the flow of our evening programming,” Griffin said in the release. “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.”
Schultz's program, a two-hour show, moves from Saturdays and Sundays, where it also aired at 5 p.m. Before May, the show was one hour and it aired at 8 p.m.