Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Fox Drops Bombshell: Multiple Shows Axed, Weekend Lineup Shaken

'It is the last episode of #Kennedy tonight, so let’ go out with a bang! Just like my prom night... '

(Luis CornelioHeadline USA) In a bold move to revamp its programming, Fox has announced the cancellation of several popular shows, including Kennedy and The Next Revolution. Formerly hosted by Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, Kennedy aired daily on Fox Business, while The Next Revolution, hosted by Steve Hilton, aired every Sunday at 9:00 p.m.

The final episode of  Kennedy aired on Thursday, after several years on air. Kennedy Montgomery herself took to Twitter to share the news, saying, “It is the last episode of #Kennedy tonight, so let’ go out with a bang! Just like my prom night, which also ended after 8 ½ years. Join Us!,” the former host said. “See you at 7pET.”

A Fox spokesperson announced that Kennedy Montgomery, who began hosting in 2015, will remain a contributor to the network, particularly on the famous shows The Five and Outnumbered. Her podcast, Kennedy Saves the World, will continue to be available on Fox platforms, TheWrap reported.

Reruns of Larry Kudlow’s show, Kudlow, will replace the show for the time being. Furthermore, Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street will step in on Fridays. Broadcasting & Cable reported that Wall Street Journal at Large with Gerry Baker has also been halted and will be replaced by Barron’s Roundtable.

On the Fox News side, Steve Hilton’s 9:00 p.m. show will make way for former Rep. Trey Gowdy’s Sunday Night in America. Gowdy, who temporarily took over the 8:00 p.m. slot previously occupied by Tucker Carlson, has been chosen to lead the new Sunday night programing.

Despite the shakeup, Fox confirmed that Hilton will also remain a Fox News contributor but will “focus on his new California nonpartisan policy organization launching next week,” as reported by The Hill.

The sweeping changes at Fox come at a challenging time for the popular news channel, as viewership reportedly crashed following Carlson’s sudden departure in April. The network also faced a high-profile defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, resulting in a settlement of $787 million.

Fox also disbanded its investigative unit, which has led to the allegations from disgruntled former employees who claim that executives sacrificed them while protecting those who they deem responsible for the defamation lawsuit.

“The rank and file journalists are getting let go. Meanwhile, upper management are sitting pretty while they are the execs responsible for the Dominion debacle,” a former Fox employee told Rolling Stone. “We are the sacrificial lambs.”

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