PEOPLE: More Nicolle Walace on MSNBC; Fixer Uppers returning on new network; Kanye files presidential election papers in Wisconsin

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MSNBC increases Wallace's workload

MSNBC is shuffling its weekday lineup, doubling the workload of Nicolle Wallace and giving "Meet the Press" anchor Chuck Todd an earlier shift.

Todd, whose "Meet the Press Daily" show on MSNBC had been airing at 5 p.m. will move to 1 p.m. Wallace, the former Bush administration official and fierce critic of President Donald Trump, will add an hour to the one-hour program she had been doing at 4 p.m., the network said.

MSNBC hopes to become more competitive with Fox News Channel's ratings leader "The Five" and Wolf Blitzer's "Situation Room" on CNN at 5 p.m. Wallace's audience at 4 p.m. has been bigger than Todd's, and that's not a direction bosses want to see heading toward prime time.

Todd will increase his workload with a new weekly program on the NBC News Now streaming service.

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Chip, Joanna Gaines return to 'Fixer Upper' for new network

Chip and Joanna Gaines are returning to "Fixer Upper" as they build their new network.

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The series, which made the couple do-it-yourself celebrities, will be part of their Magnolia Network set to launch next year. The series aired for five seasons, until April 2018, on HGTV.

"These past few years, we've continued tackling renovations and projects, doing the work we're passionate about, but I don't think either of us anticipated how the show would become such a permanent fixture in our hearts," they said in a statement.

Kanye files in Wisconsin

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Rapper Kanye West filed signatures in Wisconsin Tuesday to run for president as an independent candidate in November.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission said signatures were submitted on behalf of West on the last day for independent presidential candidates to submit the required 2,000 signatures of Wisconsin voters to get on the ballot.

A former supporter of Republican President Donald Trump, West broke with Trump and announced his own presidential bid last month.

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