The present will air at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesdays, though the second week shall be an hour earlier due to the GOP debate on Dec. 6.
In a promo, King referred to as the present “our unfiltered tackle the most important tales of the day.”
The present’s genesis was through the tenure of Chris Licht, the previous CNN boss who was ousted in June. Licht had sought to shore up the community’s primetime lineup with star personalities, even when that meant once-a-week primetime exhibits. MSNBC already has executed that, with The Rachel Maddow Present now showing solely on Mondays after Maddow signed a brand new contract that pulled again on her common appearances.
King will proceed in her function as co-host of CBS Mornings, in addition to her SiriusXM present, whereas Barkley continues as an analyst for Contained in the NBA on TNT.