Thursday, May 5, 2016

Joy Reid replacing Melissa Harris-Perry in her old timeslot on MSNBC in a new 2-hour show on Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm, starting this Saturday.

Joy Reid is taking over the old timeslot of the fired Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC (StarSat 263) from this Saturday, according to MSNBC.

Melissa Harris-Perry was fired in February after 4 years after saying she's not MSNBC's "token little brown bobble head" after the incensed anchor lashed out over MSNBC for taking her show off the air for weeks for political coverage of the upcoming American elections.

Joy Reid, a national correspondent for MSNBC who joined the TV news channel in 2011, will now anchor a new 2-hour show on Saturdays and Sundays at 16:00 (South African time) in Melissa Harris-Perry's old timeslot.

Joy Reid's new show will start this Saturday, 7 May on MSNBC.

"Melissa did a show that was incredibly valuable," says Joy Reid in a statement.

"Instead of trying to replace it, we will fill the space with something new; something compelling, and something that adds to the conversation."

"MSNBC viewers crave not only the facts, but also in-depth discussion and analysis from a range of perspectives," said MSNBC president Phil Griffin.

"There is no one better equipped than Joy Reid to lead this new project, and create a place for the kind of unique discussion our audience has come to expect."