TheBlaze TV announced today that it will be adding another show to its primetime lineup. The new news and talk show, which will be named at a later date, features national SiriusXM radio host Andrew Wilkow and will debut later this summer.
The news was first reported by Buzzfeed on Tuesday morning.
“Glenn Beck and the team at TheBlaze are creating an incredible new network from the ground up,” Wilkow said in a press release. “I’m thrilled to bring my own voice into the mix, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Wilkow will continue to host his program on SiriusXM in addition to the new show.
TheBlaze TV, formerly GBTV, already features 35 hours of original programing a week and will soon offer 24/7 video content.
Read Buzzfeed’s reaction to the news here.
As for Wilkow, here he is in action while filling in for Beck on a recent show:
You can read the entire press release below:
THEBLAZE UNVEILS ITS NEW PRIMETIME PROGRAM –
A NEWS, TALK SHOW HOSTED BY ANDREW WILKOW, SIRIUSXM NATIONAL RADIO PERSONALITY
Wilkow Joins TheBlaze’s Growing Line-Up Which Will Now Contain Over 35 Hours of Original Programming Per Week Including Primetime Comedy and Reality Shows, A News Show and Glenn Beck’s Daily Program
Wilkow Hailed as a “Young Gun…with the Potential to be as big as a…Stern.” (The Hollywood Reporter)
(New York, NY July 17th) TheBlaze, an online TV network featuring news, information, and entertainment programs, today unveiled a new program for its primetime line-up – an hour long news, talk show hosted by SiriusXM National radio personality Andrew Wilkow who is frequently hailed as one of the true up and coming conservative voices. The show debuts later this summer and its name will be revealed at a later date. Wilkow will also continue to host SiriusXM’s The Wilkow Majority, which airs from 12:00 – 3:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Patriot.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Wilkow is one of talk radio’s “young guns…with the potential to be as big as a…Stern” and Mark Levin called Wilkow the “next generation of great talk radio.”
Andrew Wilkow joins TheBlaze’s growing line-up of original programming which already includes 3 hours of primetime shows like the comedy news show The B.S. of A, the reality show Independence USA and other programming throughout the day led by Glenn’s show, the news show Real News and the kid’s show Liberty TreeHouse. The network airs over 35 hours of original programming per week and will soon provide video content on a 24/7 basis.
Joel Cheatwood, President/Chief Content Officer of TheBlaze said: “TheBlaze is building a primetime line-up filled with both established talent and the voices of the future. Andrew Wilkow’s strong independence and ‘no sacred cows’ approach to the news, issues and events of the day are perfect fits for TheBlaze as we continue to expand our programming.”
Wilkow said: ”Glenn Beck and the team at TheBlaze are creating an incredible new network from the ground up. I’m thrilled to bring my own voice into the mix, and I can’t wait to get started.”
In addition to his radio show, Wilkow has been a featured guest panelist on Real News on TheBlaze since its launch this past January. Andrew has also been a regular guest on CNN and the Fox News Channel.
As previously announced, Mercury Radio Arts, Glenn Beck’s multi-media production company, is merging GBTV, its streaming video network with TheBlaze, its news and information website to create a single multiplatform media company. The new entity, which will be known as TheBlaze, combines one of the world’s largest subscription streaming video networks with a website that generates over 7 million unique visitors per month into one powerful multimedia brand. TheBlaze, which will soon offer video content on a 24/7 basis, will be a news, information, entertainment, and e-commerce network, spanning all media including video, radio, publishing, and the Internet. TheBlaze will be fully integrated with The Marketplace by Markdown.com, a curated marketplace platform to help local small businesses reach consumers across the country. TheBlaze also includes a monthly magazine and news updates delivered each morning on Glenn’s radio show.