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Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act July 20, 2011 at 11:05AM

DAMN THAT WAS FAST! Just last night I posted an item that there were rumors afloat that MSNBC was reportedly considering giving Rev. Al Sharpton his own show on MSNBC after network honchos were impressed with The Rev's performance and ratings while subbing during the 6PM time slot for the regular host at that time Cenk Uyger who was on an extended vacation.
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DAMN THAT WAS FAST! Just last night I posted an item that there were rumors afloat that MSNBC was reportedly considering giving Rev. Al Sharpton his own show on MSNBC after network honchos were impressed with The Rev's performance and ratings while subbing during the 6PM time slot for the regular host at that time Cenk Uyger who was on an extended vacation.

Well it was just announced that Uyger is offically out at the network and that MSNBC has "decided to make a change" at the 6PM slot. According to an official statement: "It's unfortunate that Cenk has declined our offer to have him develop and host a program for another time slot,"

Uyger is obviously unhappy abpout this this recent chain of events and will hold a teleconference on Thursday where he claims he will "boldly discuss his departure from MSNBC."

All of this leaves open the opportunity for the network to permanently turn over the time slot to Sharpton though nothing in regards to that has been announced yet. Anything can happen and they could turn it over to someone else. You know how these things go. We'll have to wait and see.

UPDATE - According to the New York Times, Sharpton's show is practically a done deal. According to three insiders at MSNBC, though a deal has not yet been offically signed as of yesterday it was "imminent" that Shaprton was going to be hired by the network to do his show.

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