FOX News Channel says it will debut a new weekday program with Sean Hannity at 9pm beginning 1/12—this after the recent announcement that Alan Colmes will be leaving the show. “Hannity” will showcase the “Great American Panel,” which will include three nightly in-studio guests—a liberal, an x-factor and a conservative. The program will also offer a mix of commentary, interviews and branded segments such as “Hate Hannity” Hotline, a compilation of voice mails and videos from dissenting listeners of Hannity’s radio show.
Said Bill Shine, FNC SVP/Programming: “Sean is one of the top television and radio personalities in the business and we’re excited to be working with him on this venture. When Alan Colmes left us with a void last month, we decided to build a new program utilizing Sean’s signature talents rather than take on the monumental task of replacing someone as exceptional as Alan and attempting to rebuild a rare chemistry that is unlikely to ever be matched in cable television again.”