So looks like the Maddow Love is now officially sanctioned. TV Decoder’s reporting that Rachel Maddow, MSNBC pundette loved by, apparently, everyone, will soon find the holy grail of televised commentary: her own show. The as-yet-unnamed program will replace Dan Abrams’s Verdict (he’ll be staying on with the network in various other anchoring/reporting capacities) starting September 9.
“This just completes our prime-time lineup,” MSNBC president Phil Griffin told the Times. “Our lineup makes sense now.” By which he ostensibly means: our lineup is now completely populated by blatantly lefty pundits.
Anyway, though, good luck, Rachel. We’re looking forward to the 9th. Just one request: could you keep those random-but-kind-of-great cartoon-ink graphics in your show, as a holdover from Verdict? We never knew why they were there, but we always appreciated that they were.