Reverend Al Sharpton will host MSNBC's PoliticsNation, a live, weeknight program airing at 6 p.m. (ET), premiering Aug. 29.
The announcement of Sharpton's new hour-long discussion show follows wide speculation that the civil rights activist and minister would nab the 6 p.m. timeslot on the network. He has been a guest on various MSNBC programs, including MSNBC Live and The Ed Show.
"I've known Rev. Sharpton for over a decade and have tremendous respect for him. He has always been one of our most thoughtful and entertaining guests," said MSNBC president Phil Griffin in a statement. "I'm thrilled that he's now reached a point in his career where he's able to devote himself to hosting a nightly show. PoliticsNation is going to be an incredibly strong kick-off to our evening schedule."
The show is executive-produced by Matthew Saal.