Show will debut June 20 in old 8 p.m. time slot
The name of Keith Olbermann's new show on Current TV is…
"Countdown With Keith Olbermann."
Which may sound a little familiar to fans of his old MSNBC show, "Countdown With Keith Olbermann."
Current TV announced the name along with the airdate for the new show, June 20. It will air at 8 p.m., the same time as the MSNBC show.
MSNBC had no immediate comment on Olbermann taking the name of his old show. But the name suggests Olbermann isn't done tweaking the network he left suddenly in January.
Story continues after video of Olbermann's announcement:
Olbermann announced in February he would join Current TV, the network former Vice President Al Gore co-founded in 2005 with Joel Hyatt.
Along with agreeing at the time to host a nightly show, Olbermann was named Current’s chief news officer.
“’Countdown to Keith Olbermann’ will showcase the return to television of one of America’s most gifted thinkers and communicators,” said Hyatt, executive vice chairman of Current. “Keith will be back, speaking truth to power and calling them as he sees them — but this time, on America’s only independent news and information TV network.”
Current says it is now distributed in more than 75 million households worldwide.