We are proud to announce The Ed Show hosted by Ed Schultz will return to msnbc starting Saturday, May 11 at 5 p.m. ET.
The Saturday and Sunday show will debut as a one-hour long program expanding to a two-hour format from 5-7 p.m. ET later this summer.
James Holm who is currently the Executive Producer of The Ed Schultz Radio Show will serve as acting Executive Producer of The Ed Show.
Karen Finney’s new program will also debut on May 11 from 4-5 p.m. ET. More information on that program will be announced in the coming days.
As previously announced, the move is an expansion msnbc’s live weekend programming.
“msnbc will be expanding its weekend programming and this opens a big opportunity for The Ed Show and my brand,” says Ed. “I raised my hand for this assignment for a number of personal and professional reasons. My fight on The Ed Show has been for the workers and the middle class. This new time slot will give me the opportunity to produce and focus on stories that I care about and are important to American families and American workers.”
“I’m thrilled for Ed and happy to be expanding our weekend programming,” msnbc President Phil Griffin said in a statement. “It’s an exciting time for msnbc and I’m looking forward to having Ed’s powerful voice on our network for a long time.”
On Finney, Griffin said “Karen’s rich background in both education policy and politics will add a unique point of view to our expanding live weekend programming.”