May 24, 2022

Fox News announces new primetime lineup with new stars

Fox News is a powerhouse in the cable news business. Now their new lineup promises to pack even more of a punch with big changes and no shortage of talent.

Fox News Channel unveiled the new lineup for its Saturday primetime beginning Jan. 29, the Daily Caller reported. The announcement came with promises of new programming for the likes of Brian Kilmeade and Lawrence Jones, adding to changes already announced.

Kilmeade will get his own 60-minute program for the Saturday 8 p.m. time slot on the network. Jones is set to host “Lawrence Jones Cross Country” for the 10 p.m. time slot in another hour-long show.

Nestled between the two will be “Unfiltered With Dan Bongino” at 9 p.m., which will be a change for Jeanine Pirro, who previously occupied the slot. As of Jan. 12, Pirro was named a co-host of “The Five” also making way for Bongino.

Waters will move out of his Saturday time slot to a new, more prestigious gig in his “Jesse Waters Primetime.” The popular network personality will become a weeknight mainstay while making room for Kilmeade.

The network announced the latest changes Thursday in a news release, touting the credentials of Jones and Kilmeade. “Lawrence has been an impact player since joining the network in 2018 and we are thrilled to add his critical insights to our weekend lineup,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said. “Whether reporting from the border or diners across America to hosting primetime specials, his perspective has added depth to our programming while resonating with the audience,” she added.

Scott went on to say that Kilmeade is one of the network’s “homegrown stars” who “has been a wildly popular mainstay for millions of Americans across multiple platforms — from our number one rated morning franchise FOX & Friends to his hit shows on FOX News Audio and FOX Nation,” she touted. “We’re thrilled to add him to weekends to further expand his unique connection with our viewers.”

The network seems to be on track to rebuilding its credibility with conservative viewers following a rocky 2021. The new lineup will allow Fox to showcase existing talent and draw more viewers — just in time for the 2022 midterm election season to begin.

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