Fox News Channel sets Glenn Beck replacement


Shortly before Glenn Beck’s last live show was set to air Thursday (6/30) Fox News Channel (FNC) announced its plans to fill the 5-6 pm (ET) slot. Apparently it takes five people to fill Beck’s shoes.

“The Five” will premiere July 11th as the replacement for Beck’s former show through the summer. There’s no word yet on what may be coming in the fall. Beck reruns will air next week (July 4-8) after a special “What Makes America Great,” hosted by John Stossel, airs on Friday, July 1st.

As a new opinion show, The Five will feature a roundtable ensemble of five rotating FNC personalities who will discuss, debate and at times debunk the hot news stories, controversies and issues of the day. “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,” said Bill Shine, FNC Executive Vice President of Programming.

Some of the revolving FNC 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, the network said.