MSNBC names replacement shows for ‘AM Joy’
After announcing the timeslot formerly occupied by “AM Joy” on Saturdays and Sundays will instead become two separate shows with two different hosts, MSNBC has now announced its picks for the names of those shows.
“Crosstalk” is already the name of a national Christian radio show.
Obviously, Cross’ show has a direct tie to her name, while the network opted to emphasize the day of the week on Capehart’s show, instead of, for example, a clever play on “hart” or “heart” (perhaps the most obvious inspiration for a name incorporating the show’s anchor).
“The Sunday Show” is also another title to add to the rather tired naming convention of “The (Name or Host or Other Word) Show” — such as “The Drew Barrymore Show” (which is also sometimes branded as simply “Drew”), “The Wendy Williams Show” (which often becomes simply “Wendy”) and the late CBS News morning newscast “The Early Show.”
Despite often being referred to as “The Today Show,” the show’s official name is simply “Today” (NBC likes to stylize it in all capital letters).