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Melissa Harris-Perry's New MSNBC Show Gets Title, Launch Date Gets Pushed Back

Melissa Harris Perry

First Posted: 02/ 1/2012 11:08 am Updated: 02/ 1/2012 3:40 pm

MSNBC contributor Melissa Harris-Perry has a new show with a premiere date and title.

The self-titled show, "Melissa Harris-Perry" will debut on Saturday, February 18. MSNBC originally announced that Harris-Perry's new show would debut on Saturday, February 4. Harris-Perry joins the network's weekend coverage. Her show will air on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The show will consist of a panel and what the network called "guest-driven conversation" that focus on national politics. The show will also "explore the intersections of culture, art and community issues."

MSNBC also tweaked it's weekend scheduling when it added Harris-Perry's new show. Chris Hayes' show, "Up With Chris," previously aired at different times on Saturdays and Sundays. It will now air on both days from 8-10:00 a.m. MSNBC weekend anchor Alex Witt will expand her live news coverage on Saturdays and Sundays. "Weekends with Alex Witt" will air from 7-8:00 a.m. on Saturdays, and 12-2:00 pm. on both Saturdays and Sundays.

Also on HuffPost:

MSNBC's lineup:
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  • 6-9 AM: Morning Joe

  • 9-10 AM: The Daily Rundown

  • 10 AM-11 AM: Jansing And Co.

  • 11 AM-12 AM: Thomas Roberts

  • 12 PM-1 PM: Alex Wagner

  • 1-2 PM: Andrea Mitchell

  • 2-3 PM: NewsNation

  • 3-4 PM: The Cycle

  • 4-5 PM: Martin Bashir

  • 5-6 PM: Hardball with Chris Matthews

  • 6-7 PM: PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton

  • 7-8 PM: Hardball

  • 8-9 PM: The Ed Show

  • 9-10 PM: Rachel Maddow

  • 10-11 PM: The Last Word

  • Weekends with Alex Witt

    7-8 AM (Sat.)/12-2 PM (Sun.): Weekends With Alex Witt

  • Up with Chris Hayes

    8-10 AM (Sat./Sun.): Up with Chris Hayes

  • Melissa Harris-Perry

    10 AM -12 PM (Sat./Sun.): Melissa Harris-Perry

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Filed by Rebecca Shapiro  |