Fox News’ new opinion show launched on Monday, as the network reshuffled its lineup in the new year.
“Fox News Primetime” airs at 7 p.m. each night.
The show will feature a rotating set of hosts, a spokesperson confirmed to The Epoch Times.
“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade helmed the show on its first night and will continue hosting it for an undetermined period of time before the rotation starts. Guests on Monday included Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, U.S. Army veteran Jeremy Hunt, and journalist Glenn Greenwald.
The other five hosts are Fox News Business’ host Maria Bartiromo, former Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), and Fox contributors Katie Pavlich, Rachel Campos-Duffy, and Mark Steyn.
The opinion show fills a slot left with the shift of “The Story with Martha MacCallum” to the 3 p.m. hour. That show beat competitors in 2020 but slipped to third recently behind programs on CNN and MSNBC. A Fox spokesperson said the shift was planned before the November 2020 election.
The 7 p.m. hour was news-focused for years. The show in the slot was hosted by Shep Smith before MacCallum.
“Fox News Primetime” was described by the network in a press release as an “interim opinion program.” It said a permanent opinion host for the 7 p.m. hour will be named at a later date.
Shows between “The Story” and “Fox News Primetime”—”Your World with Neil Cavuto,” “The Five,” and “Special Report with Bret Baier”—will remain in their slots.
After “Fox & Friends” each morning,” a new two-hour edition of “America’s Newsroom” with Bill Hemmer and new co-anchor Dana Perino will air until 11 a.m., followed by “The Faulkner Focus” with Harris Faulkner and the midday roundtable show “Outnumbered.”
Leading up to “The Story” will be a new two-hour news program called “America Reports” featuring John Roberts, who was Fox’s chief White House correspondent during the Trump administration.
“As we kick off a new year, we are excited to announce new changes to our schedule. We have the best-in-class anchors, interviewers, reporters and talent in all of news media,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement.
“This new powerful lineup ensures FOX News Media will continue to deliver outstanding coverage for our viewers who depend on the most trusted names in the business.”