Thursday morning marked the return of ad exec Donny Deutsch to MSNBC, a move some thought unlikely following an “unflattering mention” of Keith Olbermann during a segment back in April, ultimately leading to Deutsch’s removal from the network.
Following today’s appearance on ‘Morning Joe,’ Deutsch will prepare to take the co-host seat Friday and all next week, something co-host Joe Scarborough tweeted about yesterday, according to Mediaite.
Shortly after the incident in April, Deutsch told the New York Times that he was “disappointed” and thought he was “on to something really special here that needs to be done,” a reference to his Olbermann comment and the larger argument of the media fueling public anger.
Aside from appearing on ‘Morning Joe,’ Deutsch hasn’t been completely absent from NBC — he recently turned up on ‘Today‘ and moderated a luncheon panel at NBC headquarters, according to the Huffington Post.
Deutsch last appeared on MSNBC on April 20 for a week of hosting ‘America The Angry,’ but was booted from the cable network after a negative remark was made about MSNBC personality Keith Olbermann during Deutsch’s interview segment with radio personality Hugh Hewitt.