On her Twitter account this morning*, Harris-Perry confirmed the deal and said she'll be staying in New Orleans:
Best part of a weekend show? I don't have to give up life in the academy. I'll still live in NOLA & teach at Tulane during the week.
The program doesn't have a name yet, but Harris-Perry showed some of her signature humor in another tweet:
My new weekend #MSNBC show doesn't have name yet. Since we follow "Up w/ Chris" I've been lobbying for "Uppity w/ Melissa"
The show is scheduled to debut Feb. 4 at 9 a.m. CST.
* We'd love to follow her progress on Twitter, but Harris-Perry has blocked Gambit. So we just have to read her status updates from afar, nose pressed to the window....