The late-night Fox News show, "Red Eye," which has become a favorite show of fans for its humor and surrealism, has reportedly been canceled.
TVNewser reports that the last episode will air this Friday at 3 a.m. eastern time, bringing the show's decade-long run to an end. Aside from going through a host of problems, the show managed to last due to the love of its fans.
Red Eye, with host Greg Gutfeld, launched in 2007. A few weeks into its run, the Chicago Tribune filed a federal trademark infringement suit against Fox News. Since 2002, Tribune published a free newspaper called Red Eye. Tribune also gave Red Eye a website and programming on its regional cable news channel CLTV. But a judge denied Tribune’s argument in April 2007 and both Red Eyes continued for 10 years.
The free daily, which was meant for Chicago commuters, folded last month. So the TV show, which survived an infringement suit, an overnight timeslot, and a host change, survived the newspaper by two months.
The audience's reaction to the news has been predictably less than warm.
@greggutfeld @RedEyeFNC I'm so mad that it's being cancelled. I'm sick of nightly reruns. Red-eye is one of best shows on Fox.— Pamela Murphey (@Pamela Murphey)1491260756.0
@RedEyeAlerts Michael Malice posted something on FB saying that Red Eye has been cancelled?? Please tell me this is #fakenews— Dorothy Dupree (@Dorothy Dupree)1491249676.0
@tomshillue Red Eye cancelled? Say it ain't so!— Michael Halstead (@Michael Halstead)1491247878.0
Red Eye was never the same without Gutfeld, but Fox canceling now seems like a way to avoid mocking the President now that its their boy.— CamYzerman (@CamYzerman)1491259698.0