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HE'S BACK Keith Olbermann's 'Countdown' Returns to TV Keith Olbermann on MSNBC Live. (Photo: Virginia Sherwood, NBC / AP Photo)

Keith Olbermann's 'Countdown' Returns to TV

MSNBC's former liberal crusader Keith Olbermann is set to make a Countdown comeback, this time on Current TV. The network has announced it will premiere the new Countdown with Keith Olbermann on June 20. Current TV's co-founder and Executive Vice Chairman Joel Hyatt said the show "will showcase the return to television of one of America's most gifted thinkers and communicators." Current's CEO Mark Rosenthal added that the new Countdown will combine features of Olbermann's old show on MSNBC with "new elements that we can't wait to unveil." Rosenthal stressed that the show will attract new viewers and fans for Olbermann who will be "tuning into Keith for the first time." Olbermann is equally enthusiastic about having a new venue for his show. After leaving MSNBC in January and signing on with Current TV just a month later, Olbermann said, "Nothing is more vital to my concept of a free media than news produced independently of corporate interference."

April 26, 2011 9:43 AM