“We have decided to make a change at 6 p.m.,” an MSNBC spokesperson said. “It’s unfortunate that Cenk has declined our offer to have him develop and host a program for another timeslot.”
Ever since Keith Olbermann left and MSNBC had to reshuffle its primetime lineup, Uygur had been in the 6 p.m. slot. There have been reports Al Sharpton will be replacing him — hence the request to shift slots — but MSNBC has yet to confirm such a move.
Uygur is expected to hold a press conference later today.