TV One has made no formal announcements about launching another daily news program. This means that for the foreseeable future there will be no daily, African-American-focused televised news show covering the upcoming 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, the 2018 midterm elections, and whatever unbelievable shenanigans Donald Trump and his minions come up with in the new year.

 As for Martin himself, even if he won’t be hosting daily on TV One, he’ll still be out there. He’s on contract with TV One until August of 2018 and is still in talks with the network about what he’ll be doing next year.

In the meantime, he’ll still be appearing on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, doing speeches, working on a book and tweeting about everything from the Texans to taxes.

As for the hundreds of thousands of black folks out there looking to know what’s happening in the world from an exclusively black perspective? The television may not have much to offer in 2018, unless some network out there is willing to fill some rather large fuchsia shoes.