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'The Five': Fox News' Glenn Beck Summer Replacement Show

First Posted: 06/30/11 04:07 PM ET Updated: 08/30/11 06:12 AM ET

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Just hours before his last show on Thursday, Fox News announced Thursday that Glenn Beck will be replaced for the summer by a new opinion program called "The Five."

The show will feature a roundtable of rotating Fox News and Fox Business contributors discussing the issues of the day. They include Juan Williams, Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Eric Bolling and Andrew Napolitano, all of whom are possibilities to replace Beck as the network's sole 5 PM host.


Below, read the full press release.

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, July 1st, What Makes America Great, hosted by John Stossel will be presented at 5 PM/ET.

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Filed by Jack Mirkinson  |