Channel moved popular program to weekends five months ago
MSNBC just doesn't know what to do with Ed Schultz.
Nearly five months after moving Schultz's "The Ed Show" from 8 p.m. weekdays to 5 p.m. weekends to make room for "All In with Chris Hayes," MSNBC is moving "The Ed Show" back to weekdays in the 5 p.m. slot., the network announced on Monday.
"Hardball with Chris Matthews," which formerly occupied that timeslot and was rerun at 7 p.m., will now air new episodes at 7 p.m.
"Chris Matthews and the 'Hardball' team have been pulling double duty for years," MSNBC president Phil Griffin said.
"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."
"The Ed Show" moves back to weekdays beginning August 26.