New Michael Smerconish Show to Debut on CNN This Week

The radio talker’s new gig launches 9 a.m. Saturday.


Michael Smerconish’s new eponymous CNN show will debut at 9am Saturday, according to Mediabistro’s TVNewser.

The former MSNBC contributor was announced as a CNN host earlier this month. In addition to his weekend show, which will originate from New York, Smerconish will provide analysis and commentary on CNN’s programming throughout the week.

When CNN announced the hiring of Smerconish last month, Smerconish said that he’d “long wanted to host a program of my own and I’m appreciative of Jeff Zucker for making that dream a reality. I think the type of content I seek to provide is perfectly suited for CNN’s non-ideological brand.”

Smerconish has done TV before; he used to fill in for Joe Scarborough on Scarborough Country on MSNBC. One time when he filled in, he actually had Fred Phelps on as a guest.

Lewis Black poked fun at this on The Daily Show, naturally.

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