Get ready to see a lot more of the Rev. Al Sharpton because he’s getting his own show on MSNBC.
The network has offically tapped the Rev. Al Sharpton to host "PoliticsNation," which debuts next week, the Associated Press reports. He’ll be doing what he does best by holding informed discussions about the day’s big news. As the title of the show suggests, the focus will be on politics.
Al’s not unfamiliar with hosting duties either as he already has a nationally syndicated radio show. He calls the MSNBC gig a "natural extension of my life work and growth."
MSNBC’s top brass are also excited about the move, as Al has appeared on the network numerous times since its inception 15 years ago.
"I’ve known Rev. Sharpton for over a decade and have tremendous respect for him," MSNBC President Phil Griffin stated. "I’m thrilled that he’s now reached a point in his career where he’s able to devote himself to hosting a nightly show."
Starting Monday, "PoliticsNation" will air every weeknight at 6 p.m. EST. The talk show will lead into MSNBC’s primetime and late night blocks, featuring Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell and Ed Schultz.