Jumping Ship? BET’s TJ Holmes Makes Surprise Guest Anchor Appearance on MSNBC

December 30, 2012  |  


We weren’t going to say anything but since Eurweb brought it up, we might as well go there.

TJ Holmes, host of BET’s “Don’t Sleep,” made a surprising appearance on MSNBC Saturday morning as he filled in for Alex Witt on “Weekends with Alex Witt.” He then reappeared in an afternoon shift making us wonder: What’s going on with his relationship at BET?

Now, there are a lot of ways we can go with this (and we might) but let’s just point out that TJ tried to clear up any notions that he was completely done with BET by tweeting:

“To clear this up: last “Don’t Sleep” episode of 2012 was last wk. Look forward to it in 2013. But, u can see me other places, like#MSNBC.”

So, we know “Don’t Sleep” isn’t coming to an end just yet. But we also know that  Holmes wasn’t exactly excited that the show went from a daily 30 minute show to a weekly one hour show.  That move may have been exactly what he needed to start exploring other options and “moonlighting” on MSNBC is not a bad place to start.  We all know the best relationships start with some sort of a “meeting.”

Holmes also tweeted in regards to his anchor seat position:

“Yes, I’m doing some moonlighting with my former NBC family. Sitting in for @alexwitt this weekend. More on Monday. #backintheanchorchair

So there’s news on Monday, huh?We eagerly await what TJ has to say, if anything, then.  The ratings over on BET aren’t great and it is possible that things just aren’t moving in the direction he thought they would.

We see you, TJ…make moves.

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