MSNBC Taps Alex Wagner as Rachel Maddow’s Successor
MSNBC has found its new 9 p.m. host: former MSNBC dayside host and CBS News anchor Alex Wagner. Wagner effectively succeeds Rachel Maddow, who shifted to a weekly format earlier this year. Maddow continues to host the hour on Monday nights, and when there is breaking news coverage (for example, she led coverage after the […]
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to Cut Back on Nightly Hosting, Will Go Weekly Beginning in May
MSNBC’s star primetime host is making it official: She is cutting back on her hosting hours. Rachel Maddow returned from an extended hiatus on Monday, but her return to nightly hosting will be short-lived. Maddow said at the top of her program that beginning next month, she will only be hosting her 9 p.m. program […]
MSNBC Pivots Streaming Strategy, Will Add TV Shows to Rebranded Peacock Channel
MSNBC is shifting its streaming strategy, adding shows from its cable TV channel to its streaming hub on Peacock. The network also plans to rebrand from “The Choice” to the “MSNBC hub on Peacock,” better reflecting its TV lineage. The programming will be available on-demand to all Peacock subscribers who subscribe to a paid tier […]
Rachel Maddow to Take Hiatus From Nightly MSNBC Show, Rotating Guests Hosts to Fill In
Rachel Maddow plans to step away from her show for a few weeks beginning this Friday, with plans to use the time to develop other projects for NBCUniversal, the MSNBC host announced on her show Monday night. Maddow said that one of those projects is a movie adaptation of her book Bag Man, which will […]
MSNBC President: “No Immediate Rush” to Find Rachel Maddow Primetime Successor
MSNBC executives aren’t sweating Rachel Maddow’s future at the cable news channel. Maddow in August signed a new long-term deal with NBCUniversal, one that will see her develop other types of content and programming for MSNBC and other NBCU channels and platforms. Critically, it also means that at some point, perhaps within the next year, […]
Rachel Maddow Signs New Deal With MSNBC
Rachel Maddow won’t be leaving MSNBC any time soon. The 9 PM host and bedrock of the channel’s primetime lineup has signed a new multi-year deal with the NBCUniversal-owned cable channel, multiple sources familiar with the matter confirm to The Hollywood Reporter. The news just a few weeks after contract negotiations had spilled into public […]
Appeals Court Affirms MSNBC Win in “Russian Propaganda” Suit
MSNBC and Rachel Maddow have again prevailed in a libel suit brought by Herring Networks, the owner of One America News Network (OAN). On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s ruling that Maddow’s statement about the Trump-friendly network isn’t actionable. The suit came after The Daily Beast ran a story […]
Rachel Maddow Enlists Ari Emanuel and Mark Shapiro As MSNBC Contract Talks Heat Up
MSNBC’s top primetime host, Rachel Maddow, has brought on Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel and president Mark Shapiro to help represent her in contract talks with MSNBC and parent company NBCUniversal, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. “Nothing has been decided. We are deep into it with NBCUniversal and Rachel has an excellent relationship with them,” Shapiro […]
Rachel Maddow Says Partner’s Severe Battle With COVID Was “Scariest Thing I’ve Ever Been Through”
Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night dropped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert where she gave an update on her partner Susan Mikula's brutal battle with COVID-19.
Rachel Maddow Returns to MSNBC Show With Emotional Tribute to Partner Struggling With COVID-19
In an emotional return to her eponymous MSNBC show Thursday night, Rachel Maddow revealed that her partner Susan Mikula has been battling COVID-19 and that it was so serious they thought she might die from the virus.
Rachel Maddow Off MSNBC After Potential COVID-19 Exposure
Rachel Maddow won't be on MSNBC Friday night after a "close contact" of hers tested positive for the coronavirus.
‘Rachel Maddow Show’ Scores All-Time High With Mary Trump Interview
MSNBC's 'The Rachel Maddow Show' hit an all-time ratings high Thursday night with an interview with Mary Tump, the president's niece.