I can't say this is a big surprise, but it's a welcome one. Cenk Uygur will be bringing his web show, The Young Turks to Current TV.
Here's more from the HuffPo -- Cenk Uygur To Current TV: Ex-MSNBC Host Brings Web Show To Olbermann's Network
Current TV announced Tuesday that Uygur is bringing his Web show "The Young Turks" to its network. The show will air at 7 PM, just before Olbermann's "Countdown."
Uygur had been hosting the 6 PM hour on MSNBC, before his extremely contentious departure from the network in July. Uygur said that he had felt pressure to soften his tone against the Obama administration, something MSNBC denied. He was replaced by Al Sharpton.
The day after he left MSNBC, Uygur appeared on "Countdown." At the same time, he made it clear that he had already started talking to Current about the possibility of hosting a show there. That made Tuesday's announcement something of a foregone conclusion.
In its announcement, Current said that it would be launching an "original television version" of "The Young Turks." The network did not give a start date for the program, saying only that it would air in the fourth quarter of 2011.
If you're going to be out holiday shopping, set your DVRs for the debut of Cenk Uygur and the Young Turks on Current TV this Monday! Cenk will be on at 7pm Eastern/6pm Central weeknights on Current TV.
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