The moves, which were confirmed by MSNBC executives Tuesday, are expected to be finalized by Wednesday, with Mr. Abrams’s last program on Thursday. After MSNBC’s extensive coverage of the two political conventions during the next two weeks, Ms. Maddow will begin her program on Sept. 8.
MSNBC has been known to be seeking a way to capitalize to a greater degree on Mr. Olbermann’s popularity. A program hosted by Ms. Maddow will almost certainly be a closer ideological fit with Mr. Olbermann’s.
[MSNBC president Phil] Griffin said of the selection of Ms. Maddow, “This just completes our prime-time lineup. Our lineup makes sense now.”
And it pleases us to no end! Maddow’s our number one televised lesbian crush.
As for Abrams, don’t worry about him – he’s going back to his general manager gig.