More than four months after MSNBC confirmed that Ronan Farrow would be getting his own show on the cable news network, he finally has a debut date. Farrow’s yet unnamed show will premiere on February 24 at 1 PM ET, MSNBC announced this morning. Also joining the daytime lineup is longtime contributor and Grio.com editor Joy Reid. The recent fill-in host’s own show will also start February 24 at 2 PM ET following Farrow. “Ronan and Joy are two of the most thoughtful and impressive journalists out there and I’m excited for what they will bring to the afternoon,” said MSNBC president Phil Griffin in a statement today. The additions mean some current MSNBC shows will be moved around: Andrea Mitchell Reports will shift to noon, and NewsNation With Tamron Hall will move to 11 AM ET.
A frequent presence on the cabler in recent months, Farrow, the son of Mia Farrow, made news of his own this month when he slammed the Golden Globes tribute to his mother’s former longtime companion Woody Allen. “Missed the Woody Allen tribute – did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?,” the former State Department official tweeted.
All this comes after months of upheaval with the MSNBC daytime schedule. In early December, Martin Bashir left the 4 PM slot and the network after he launched a verbal attack against former GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Former noon host Alex Wagner took over Bashir’s place late last year leaving the 12PM slot to a revolving door of on-air talent.