From Politico‘s Dylan Byers:
CNN’s “Crossfire,” which has been off the air for one month as of today, will be “back on the air soon,” the network’s top spokesperson said Wednesday.
That assurance, from Communications SVP Allison Gollust, may bring an end to uncertainty among CNN staffers as to when the show would return. To date, the network’s top brass has given no formal notice to staff regarding the show’s hiatus.
One source close to the show said the latest plan was to bring the show back on May 1, though that date could be pushed forward — or back — depending on the news cycle.
“They assure us it’s coming back,” one network producer said. “The staffers are all still here.”
The last episode aired on March 10, just days after Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 went missing. Since then, in an effort to maintain its relentless coverage of the missing jet, the network has replaced “Crossfire” with an extended edition of “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” Every night at around 6:30 p.m., when the show usually airs, Blitzer tells viewers that “‘Crossfire’ won’t be seen tonight so we can bring you more of our breaking news coverage.”
Yeah, you read that correctly. Not only has Crossfire been away for a month, it will not be back for approximately another month (providing all goes as planned). So that begs the question: why bother bringing it back?