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Fox News to debut ‘The Five’ in Glenn Beck Timeslot

Fox News Channel will debut a new program called “The Five” airing in Glenn Beck‘s soon-to-be vacated timeslot beginning Monday, July 11 and running through the summer.

The show, a “The View”-like ensemble program, will feature a roundtable of five Fox News personalities from among the network’s deep bench of hosts and analysts, including Greg Gutfeld, Juan Williams, Dana Perino, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Geraldo Rivera, Andrea Tantaros, Eric Bolling, Monica Crowley, Bob Beckel and Kimberly Guilfoyle.

In a news release, FNC says the program will also feature added guests, including politicians, celebrities, sports figures and key newsmakers. The show is expected to run through the summer months.

As we reported yesterday, Fox News will air encore presentations of Beck’s program next week.

Release after the jump…

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Glenn Beck off the Fox News air this week

Glenn Beck is on tour this week — Richmond tonight, Cleveland tomorrow night — so he’s going to have fill-ins this week on his Fox News show. TVNewser has learned Judge Andrew Napolitano is filling in tonight through Wednesday, Eric Bolling on Thursday and a pre-taped Beck special will air Friday. Last week it was announced that Beck would be vacating the FNC 5pm time slot later this year.

More Glenn Beck Fallout Links

Last night, outgoing Fox News 5 PM host Glenn Beck appeared on “Freedom Watch” on Fox Business Network to talk to Judge Andrew Napolitano in his first interview since the news came out.

Beck revealed who he thinks should get the 5 PM slot (hint: he was on his show):

FNC CEO Roger Ailes gave a cryptic response to the AP regarding Beck’s departure:

“Half of the headlines say he’s been canceled,” Ailes said. “The other half say he quit. We’re pretty happy with both of them.”

B&C looked into the possibility that Beck could launch a syndicated show, as Katie Couric is said to be considering (spoiler: don’t bet on it):

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Who Called Glenn Beck a ‘biological android’ and Fox News ‘alternative media for old people’?

In a wide-ranging feature story this week, New York magazine profiles professional conspiracy-theorist Alex Jones.

Jones, who hosts a radio show and manages a number of websites, is an outspoken believer in most conspiracy theories, spanning both the  left-wing (9/11 trutherism) and right wing (FEMA concentration camps) varieties.

Jones’ efforts to break into the mainstream media are a major narrative in the story. In particular, his dislike for Fox News host Glenn Beck–who he accuses of stealing his shtick– plays a big part:

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Glenn Beck’s TV Advertiser Problem Could Play Into Contract Negotiations

An old problem is rearing its head again, as talks of Glenn Beck possibly leaving Fox News return.

Beck’s advertiser problem is not a new one, but with his contract set to expire in December, and no firm commitment that he will return to FNC in place, it will surely be part of the discussion between the host and FNC management. The problem is that many advertisers do not want their ads on beck’s often-controversial show, instead preferring to have them featured on other programs in that block, like “Fox Report” or “Studio B.”

Daily Finance has more:

Advertisers for Beck’s more liberal rivals on CNN and MSBNC are both more plentiful and better pedigreed, despite the programs’ considerably smaller audiences. “The Situation Room” on CNN booked ads from more than 100 advertisers during the last week in February, while “Hardball” attracted 58 advertisers during the same period, according to Tivo. And the shows attract ads from some of the biggest U.S. consumer brands, including Procter & Gamble and Microsoft.

Beck has 39 advertisers, none of them “blue chips” like P&G.

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Cable Network Ranker: Japan Propels FNC and CNN Toward Top of Chart

The situation in Japan boosted CNN by 17 spots in primetime and 20 spots in total day, while pushing Fox News channel’s to third overall in total day for the week of March 7th-March 13.

As was the case the last two weeks, FNC placed 2nd of all cable networks in primetime, behind only USA Network. CNN placed 12th, up from #27 last week, while MSNBC was 24th.

In total day, FNC placed third overall behind only Nickelodeon and nick at Nite, while CNN placed 7th, up from #27 last week, while MSNBC was 28th.

Another ratings note: The Wrap reports that last week, even though host Glenn Beck was off, his fill-in Andrew Napolitano sustained his numbers. That is sure to add fuel to the fire as to what Beck and Fox News do when the host’s contract ends in December.

The full cable ranker is after the jump:

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Networks and Cable Channels Roll Out Key Talent For 2011 State Of The Union Coverage

All four major broadcast networks, along with the cable news channels, are bringing out the big name talent for coverage of the 2011 State of The Union address Tuesday evening.

On the broadcast networks, NBC has Brian Williams anchoring along with “Meet the Press” host David Gregory.

ABC has Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos anchoring, joined by a number of correspondents, hosts, and analysts, including Jake Tapper, Christiane Amanpour, Jonathan Karl and Deborah Roberts.

On CBS, “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric will lead the coverage, joined by CBS reporters and analysts.

On the Fox broadcasting network, Fox News Channel’s Shepard Smith will anchor coverage. Smith will be joined by “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace and correspondent Wendell Goler.

On the cable news channels:

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Nancy Grace Re-Ups With HLN

HLN’s 8 PM host Nancy Grace has signed a new, multi-year contract to stay with the network, people familiar with the deal tell TVNewser. Grace and HLN quietly inked the new agreement late last year.

The financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.

Interestingly, the deal with HLN comes after Grace and her agent had “serious” discussions with Fox Business Network about bringing her program there, two people close to the situation say.

Grace has a number of friends at  Fox News, and has appeared on the network on a few occasions in recent years to promote her other projects. FBN is also home to another legal show, Andrew Napolitano‘s “Freedom Watch.”

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Andrew Napolitano Filling in for Glenn Beck This Week


This just in, courtesy of Twitter. Judge Andrew Napolitano will be filling in for Glenn Beck on his 5 PM Fox News program this week. Napolitano has become the go-to guy when Beck is out. Beck is on vacation this week, though he is scheduled to appear at an event in Alaska on Sept. 11. (h/t Johnny $)

Tom Sullivan Gets Fox Business Show

Fox Business Network is getting another new addition to its programming lineup. reports that Fox Business anchor Tom Sullivan will get a new weekend program, “The Tom Sullivan Show,” premiering Saturday at 7 p.m. FBN has been undergoing a radical shift in programming over the last few months, adding daily shows from Gerri Willis and Eric Bolling, and weekend programs from talent such as Andrew Napolitano. (h/t J$P)