<img alt="lawrence-odonnell-1-sized.jpg" src="/fishbowlDC/files/original/lawrence-odonnell-1-sized.jpg" width="242" class="alignright" hspace="3" vspace="3"/ Lawrence O’Donnell will host a new weeknight primetime hour on MSNBC, the network’s President Phil Griffin has announced. O’Donnell will begin immediately planning for a new 10 p.m. (EST) show.

O’Donnell has been working part-time for the network since MSNBC launched in 1996. He’s well known for being an Emmy-award winning producer and writer for NBC’s “The West Wing.”