Don’t look now, but even more changes at MSNBC are likely on the horizon.
With the network kicking off a new daytime programming schedule next week after the cancellations of “Ronan Farrow Daily” and “The Reid Report,” “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough suggested that MSNBC’s primetime lineup will be undergoing changes in the near future.
In an interview with The Daily Caller at CPAC, the MSNBC host said he would be “very surprised” if “some changes in primetime” were not made at the “Lean Forward” network in the wake of a shift to hard news during daytime programming.
“I think that it’s very important that they’re talking about moving in the direction that they’re moving,” Scarborough said. “I think that it’s very important, especially in the daytime they do hard news, they do it down the middle.”
“I think Phil Griffin is making the right call,” Scarborough told TheDC. “And at night, I would be very surprised if you didn’t see some changes in primetime as well.”
The hint by the “Morning Joe” co-host comes as rumors swirl around Al Sharpton and Chris Hayes as two MSNBC hosts who might be affected as network changes its philosophy from appealing to the left to hard news.
In place of Farrow and Reid MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts moves into the daytime lineup next week to host a show from 1-3 p.m. The outgoing hosts have been plagued throughout their one-year tenures by low ratings, a problem for most of the network.