Rachel Maddow returned to her nightly MSNBC program on Monday after being on hiatus since early February, but announced she would soon be switching to a weekly program.
Beginning May 2nd, The Rachel Maddow Show will air weekly on Monday nights.
Maddow took a break from the show to give herself a “reset” and work on other MSNBC projects, including a film version of her Bag Man podcast and book.
Since signing a new multi-year deal with MSNBC and NBCUniversal, there have been reports that Maddow has reduced her schedule, allowing her a wider range of projects.
The new contract keeps her with the company until 2024.
“I still have all these other irons in the fire, all these other things that I’m working on that I want to accomplish, none of them are fast, they all take a long time, and I’m still working on all of them,” Maddow said in her on Monday Program.
She made it clear that on major news events, such as the run-up to the election, she would like to be present more than once a week.
“That could change … We’ll see how things go, but that’s the current plan,” Maddow said.
Rotating hosts will fill the 9 p.m. slot for the remainder of the week, and according to a spokesperson for the network, there are no immediate plans for a permanent replacement host. However, there have been reports of potential candidates for the presidency, including White House press secretary Jen Psaki and a return from Keith Olbermann.
MSNBC will continue to call the timeslot “The Rachel Maddow Show” during Maddow’s two-month hiatus, but the time will change to “MSNBC Prime” on nights Maddow is not hosting.
Since she paused, viewership for the hour has dropped compared to the same period last year, Sun meeting.
Maddow has anchored the 9 p.m. hour since September 2008 and is MSNBC’s top-rated personality.
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