It seems that Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough are still very much enjoying wedded bliss, as the pair has not taped their MSNBC show in New York since getting married last year.
The newlyweds have instead opted to film Morning Joe from their
Scarborough and his bride are doing their best to make it seem as though they are taping in different studios in Washington DC, with the help of few green screens.
MSNBC declined to comment.
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Scarborough and his blushing bride are doing their best to make it seem as though they are taping in different studios in the nation’s capital, with Mika at the White House and Joe in front of a photo of the Capitol
‘So how come Joe and Mika never appear in the same camera shot? Two reasons: They’re broadcasting from a home studio in Jupiter,’ said Fahri.
‘And there’s no formal set in their home studio, just a couple of (Washington) backdrops.’
Fahri then pointed out that this is not the most natural set-up for the hosts.
‘What you don’t see in these shots: Joe and Mika are actually sitting a few feet away from each other. But they each address their own camera rather than turning to speak to each other (because doing that would expose the fact that they’re sitting on a makeshift set),’ noted Fahri.
‘Awkward? Well, yes. People on the show say the multistate production arrangement has caused some concern about its affect on the “chemistry” of the panelists and the co-hosts. They say having everyone on set at the same time creates a smoother show (and is easier to produce).’
The newlyweds have instead opted to film Morning Joe from their Florida home, according to Washington Post reporter to Paul Fahri
The move has not seemed to hurt the program in the ratings, where it has posted increases over the past year while its competitors lost viewers.
Fox & Friends still dominates the time slot on Fox News, but Morning Joe has moved well past New Day on CNN in both total viewers and the key demo.
There was also a different set-up this week after Scarborough was forced to miss the show due to an unknown illness.
Brzezisnki hosted alone Monday through Thursday, and on Friday she too was not on the program.
‘Joe is out and hopefully he’ll be back next week and Mika is out with family matter,’ said Willie Geist at the top of the show.