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, but expand to a two-hour format from 5-7 p.m. ET later this summer.
“I’ve got an awful lot of fish to catch between, you know, the summer and the end of the summer,” Schultz said.“Let’s not get carried away with this.”
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,” said Schultz.“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.”
The first show of the weekend program will feature highlights from a town hall Schultz hosted at The Barrymore Theatre in Madison, Wis., on May 2. Schultz will also update viewers on what he’s been doing since signing off from his weekday TV show on March 14.
“I want to thank all the folks for staying engaged [during the break] and being on Twitter and Facebook and constantly asking questions,” he said.