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Keith Olbermann will debut new 'Countdown' show June 20 on Current TV

Keith Olbermann, the controversial "Countdown" anchor who abruptly departed MSNBC in January, will launch his new show on Current TV June 20.

"Countdown with Keith Olbermann" will air weeknights and will feature Olbermann's views on news and politics, Current executives said.

The new show will be one of the most high-profile ventures for Current TV, the little-known cable outlet founded by former Vice President Al Gore and legal entrepreneur Joel Hyatt.

Specific details about the series were not disclosed, but Hyatt said that Olbermann "will be back, speaking truth to power and calling them as he sees them."

Mark Rosenthal, chief executive of Current, added, "The show will combine familiar and popular features with some new elements that we can't wait to unveil. We're creating a great platform for Keith's style, which includes a very sophisticated digital presence for him that we think will appeal to his very enthusiastic and active following."

-- Greg Braxton

Photo: Current TV ad for Keith Olbermann's new show, "Countdown With Keith Olbermann." Credit: current.com

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Who cares?

Oh No another(foul mouthed) puppet

YEAYYYYYYYYYYY, I'm looking forward it and am passing this information around in my email list and my FaceBook account...

Great, finally we are going to have a real political show. I have been waiting for this and now is here. I am counting the days.


OUTSTANDING!!! Finally a return to honest reporting! Maybe we can finally get some real news again, because the precious few Heroes who still remain (Ed Shultz, Dr. Rachael Maddow, PBS News Hour, and LinkTV) are just not enough. America NEEDS Keith!!!

The Maliciously stupid, and brainwashed morons who are so Anti-American that they believe Fox's lies need smart rebuttal, and Keith is the perfect champion for that task.

I have been waiting for Keith to be back on TV. Missed his intellect, energy and, yes, his satirical commentaries.

Congratulations on your new show.


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