Considering a number of their shows are unwatchable — here’s looking at you Chris Hayes and Joy Reid — it’s painfully obvious that MSNBC’s lineup is in need of a serious makeover.
According to TheWrap, Hayes’ crappy ratings are even bringing down those of his TV mentor, Rachel Maddow. Let’s just say Hayes as a lead-in is less than inspiring. His innate preachiness even less so.
MSNBC President Phil Griffin is on the verge of making serious changes to daytime and primetime programs. Those reportedly in trouble include Hayes, who could see his 8 p.m. time slot nixed, Ronan Farrow (whose show is actually fun to hate watch), and the aforementioned Reid.
“’Ronan [Farrow] and Joy [Reid] — something has to change there,’” another insider told TheWrap, adding that many within MSNBC believe one of the two — Farrow at 1 p.m. Reid at 2 p.m. — will see their shows canceled soon. The duo, who debuted on Feb. 24, 2014, have been major contributors to MSNBC’s daytime woes.”
The problem with Griffin, however, is that he tends to be really attached to hosts he hand-picked for greatness.
One host who will undoubtedly get a rose at the next rose ceremony is Alex Wagner, a Griffin fave.
Hayes is less of a given, although TheWrap says Griffin likes the idea of Hayes even if he’s not enthralled with his waning ratings.
Not surprisingly, MSNBC refused to comment to TheWrap. What’s with these network publicists these days? It’s not always the best idea to never comment. And flat out ignoring doesn’t erase stories like these.