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MSNBC Expands Weekend Programming; Kasie Hunt Revives ‘Way Too Early’ on Weekdays

MSNBC Expands Weekend Programming; Kasie Hunt Revives ‘Way Too Early’ on Weekdays

MSNBC’s weekend viewers can bid farewell to many prime-time repeats of Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes.

The NBCUniversal-owned cable-news outlet will on September 19 launch two new programs for weekend evenings, and add another anchor to its weekend afternoon coverage. Alicia Menendez, who joined the network in late 2019, will debut “American Voices” on Saturdays and Sundays between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. eastern, while Joshua Johnson who joined MSNBC earlier this year, will premiere “The Week” between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on weekend evenings. Kasie Hunt, whose “Kasie DC” offered viewers a Washington perspective on Sunday evenings, will re-launch “Way Too Early,” an MSNBC early-morning offering for weekdays that was originally started under Willie Geist in 2009.

The moves are part of a longstanding bid by MSNBC to provide live coverage on Saturdays and Sundays after relying for years on documentary programming and endless re-airs of the life-in-jail series

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