MSNBC Quietly Axes ‘Live With Thomas Roberts’

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MSNBC quietly canceled its afternoon show "Live with Thomas Roberts" on Friday after it was on air for less than two years.

"Thomas was taken off of his [show] quietly," a source told Page Six. MSNBC decided not to announce Roberts' departure but the Page Six source confirmed his final show was last week.

The MSNBC host posted a message on his Facebook page Sunday morning to confirm the news and thank his viewers.

"I wanted you to hear directly from me … it is true I won't be keeping my current show weekdays on MSNBC. My last show was Thursday," Roberts wrote. "My colleagues are incredible people … and I am so proud of our team and our accomplishments."

Roberts began his afternoon hosting gig for MSNBC less than two years ago, replacing Ronan Farrow's low-rating two-hour show "Ronan Farrow Daily."

Roberts is in talks with MSNBC to take on a new role in 2017, according to Page Six. His contract runs through November of next year.

Madeleine Weast

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Madeleine Weast is Assistant Social Media Editor for the Washington Free Beacon. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2014. Prior to joining the Beacon, she was a Communications Fellow at The Charles Koch Institute. Madeleine is from Prairie Village, Kansas and lives in Washington, D.C. Her Twitter handle is @MadeleineWeast.

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