NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says it is giving a weeknight talk show this spring to its hard-edged satirical personality, Greg Gutfeld, in a further expansion of its opinion programming.
Gutfeld, who has been hosting a weekend show and is a panelist on “The Five,” brings a conservative voice to a late-night comic fraternity of Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah that skews liberal.
His show will air at 11 p.m. Eastern and displaces Fox’s “News @ Night” program, which shifts to midnight. With the recent launch of an opinion show at 7 p.m., Fox is moving out two more news-oriented hours that had surrounded its prime-time lineup.
“People need a reason to laugh,” said Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott. “Greg’s unique and irreverent talk show has been an incredible success, often beating the late-night broadcast competition, despite its Saturday time slot.”