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Well, it's certainly been a crazy day for shake-ups in the news. Just a few hours after Fox News announced Megyn Kelly's time slot replacement and just a few days after Kelly herself left Fox News for NBC News, we have another doozy for you. Greta Van Susteren, who left Fox News just a few months ago, has now been revealed to also be signing on with NBC's news family. And it looks like her stint at MSNBC will be starting very, very soon.
MSNBC President Phil Griffin stated on Thursday that Greta Van Susteren will be getting a brand new show as part of the NBC News family. That show will be called For The Record with Greta, and will follow the former Fox News anchor as she breaks news stories on MSNBC. The new series is actually going to be hitting the schedule on Monday, January 9 at 6 p.m. ET--an hour earlier than Greta Van Susteren's Fox News timeslot. The news is coming just a week after Van Susteren said she was making a decision about her career.
This news is fascinating, considering the timing. Fox News has been in a state of flux for a while now, because of the departures of Greta Van Susteren but also Roger Ailes. However, the loss of Megyn Kelly this week also contributed to this image of a changing network. To find out that both Megyn Kelly and Greta Van Susteren are going to be a part of the NBC family is fascinating, because it looks as if NBC is hoping to beat Fox News in the ratings by using former Fox News employees.
It should be noted that For The Record with Greta is a super similar title when compared to the name of Van Susteren's Fox series, which was called On the Record with Greta Van Susteren. Sure, there may not be a copyright issue with doing something similar, but the end goal is pretty blatant. Again, the whole thing is fascinating.
Over at Fox News, Tucker Carlson had taken over for Greta Van Susteren in the 7 p.m. timeslot. However, that's going to be changing soon, as Carlson is slated to take Megyn Kelly's place and Martha MacCallum will be sliding into the timeslot that Van Susteren occupied for 14 years and Carlson occupied ever so briefly. Greta Van Susteren left Fox News just a few months ago, citing a lack of feeling "at home" at her job as the reason for her departure. Tucker Carlson took over in November.
The good news? If you like Megyn Kelly or Greta Van Susteren or Tucker Carlson, you'll still be able to watch them. You just may have to hop to a new different network or timeslot to do it.
To find out what else TV has coming up, take a look at our midseason TV premiere schedule.