He might even agree to a significant pay cut to do it, I’d imagine. The Hollywood Reporter notes that MSNBC can’t afford to pay him anywhere near the $15 million he got from Fox but, as Greta Van Susteren put it to THR, at some point “you’ve made enough money, so you don’t need the money.” Shep won’t starve on a few mil a year.
The question is where to put him. MSNBC’s primetime line-up is already full with Chris Hayes at 8 p.m., Maddow at 9, and Lawrence O’Donnell at 10. Does one of them get bumped to accommodate the new guy or does Shep get tossed into MSNBC daytime somewhere, possibly as a lead-in to Nicolle Wallace’s mid-afternoon Resistance rantings?