Say hello to Morning Joe
It looks like the rumors are true: Joe Scarborough is getting the Don Imus spot on MSNBC.
Howard Kurtz at The Washington Post is reporting that Scarborough and MSNBC are in final negotiations to make his Morning Joe show the permanent show in the 6am to 9am slot on the network. Scarborough has been filling in (with other hosts, such as David Gregory) since Imus went bye-bye, and has been getting good buzz (though not ratings). Some CBS radio stations might pick up the show as well.
There was some talk that Rosie O'Donnell might get a show on MSNBC. But now that Scarborough has this gig (and Dan Abrams might stay in Scarborough's old nighttime slot), there seems to be less room for her on the schedule. Unless they get rid of those documentaries about prisons they seem to run every night.
[via TV Newser]