It's no secret that today is Glenn Beck's last day on the Fox News Channel. He'll sign off at 6 pm and begin his own online network called GBTV. And ever since he announced he was leaving his daily program on the top-rated cable network, rumors have swirled about who would replace him in the 5 pm slot. Now, we have an answer. And it involves multiple people.
The network announced that it will fill Beck's slot with an ensemble program featuring a roundtable of rotating Fox personalities. Those include Greg Gutfeld, Juan Williams, Dana Perino, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Geraldo Rivera, Andrea Tantaros, Eric Bolling, Monica Crowley, Bob Beckel and Kimberly Guilfoyle.
The new show, which is a temporary summer replacement for Beck, will launch July 11.
“The Five brings together an eclectic group of FOX talent whose knowledge of key issues and unique insights will undoubtedly make for a dynamic program," Bill Shine, executive vice president of programming for the network, said in a press release.
Below is the full press release via HuffPo:
FOX News Channel (FNC) will launch a new weekday program on July 11th at 5 PM/ET, announced Bill Shine, Executive Vice President of Programming for the network. Entitled The Five, the program will serve as a replacement for Glenn Beck during the summer.
The new opinion show will feature a roundtable ensemble of five rotating FOX personalities who will discuss, debate and debunk the hot stories, controversies and issues of the day.
In making the announcement, Shine said, “The Five brings together an eclectic group of FOX talent whose knowledge of key issues and unique insights will undoubtedly make for a dynamic program.”
Some of the revolving FOX personalities to be showcased in the weekly ensemble include: Greg Gutfeld, Juan Williams, Dana Perino, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Geraldo Rivera, Andrea Tantaros, Eric Bolling, Monica Crowley, Bob Beckel and Kimberly Guilfoyle. The program will also feature added guests, including politicians, celebrities, sports figures and key newsmakers.
Prior to the launch of The Five, FNC will run encore presentations of Glenn Beck from Monday, July 4th through Friday, July 8th. On Friday, June 30th, [sic] What Makes America Great, hosted by John Stossel will be presented at 5 PM/ET.
Beck's final program airs tonight. After that, his daily show will appear on his new online network called GBTV. Beck will also host a special on GBTV immediately after tonight's final broadcast at 6:30 pm ET.