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Fox News to Debut Daytime Ensemble Show

outnumberedFox News has announced plans for a new 12pmET show called “Outnumbered” that will feature a rotating ensemble of four female hosts and one male host. The show will debut April 28.

In the new daytime lineup, “Happening Now,” anchored by Jon Scott and Jenna Lee, will split into two one-hour blocks at 11amET and 1pmET. “America’s News Headquarters,” which has had a temporary place in the lineup since the primetime shuffle last year, will no longer air on weekdays.

Harris Faulkner and FBN’s Sandra Smith will be the rotating hosts that will lead news coverage on “Outnumbered.” Other women featured will be Kimberly Guilfoyle and Andrea Tantaros, along with Fox News contributors Jedediah Bila, Katie Pavlich and Kirsten Powers. The solo male panelist will vary each day.

Outnumbered combines a distinctive group of FOX talent with unique experiences and insights that will make for compelling news programming.  We look forward to once again pushing the envelope with the addition of this new show and are confident the revised line-up will only strengthen the FNC brand,” senior vice president of news Jay Wallace said in a statement.

Fox News has seen great success with “The Five,” its 5pmET ensemble show that debuted after Glenn Beck‘s departure in 2011. The show finished the first quarter of this year third in total viewers and second in the demo among all cable news programs.

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Sean Hannity’s Hidden Bartending Skills

Here’s something you may not know about Sean Hannity: he takes his liquor seriously. Hannity tended bar at Del Frisco’s (which is right near the News Corp. building on 6th Avenue) for a recent interview with “The Insider,” noting that his policy of tipping generously is a direct result of his experience past experience as a bartender.

Hannity also revealed he was once involved in a now-defunct dating site called “Hannidate.” “We had about 15 or 20 people get married from that website!” he said. Watch:


Hannity Cooks For ‘The Five’ After Losing Super Bowl Bet

Sean Hannity cooked a steak dinner for “The Five” tonight to settle a Super Bowl bet he made with Andrea Tantaros. Hannity prepared a salad, shrimp cocktail, and the steaks, which he grilled on the plaza outside the News Corp. building.

While “The Five” co-hosts ate their meal, Hannity made his first on-set appearance on the show and divulged a few little-known facts about himself: he used to be a short-order cook, Bob Beckel has a key to his house, and he loves “The Five” because “it’s just a great show.”


Rupert Murdoch Stops By ‘The Five’

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch stopped by the set of “The Five” Monday, visiting the show’s co-hosts before they went on-air Tuesday.

Murdoch has every reason to be smiling: “The Five” has far outperformed expectations. Originally slated as a temporary summer replacement for Glenn Beck, “The Five” is now consistently one of the network’s highest-rated programs.

Last month, the show delivered its highest ratings of the year in total viewers and the A25-54 demo.

WATCH: Five Questions for ‘The Five’

When “The Five” debuted two years ago today, Fox News execs gave the show a trial run at 5pmET. It was replacing the wildly popular Glenn Beck show. “The Five” quickly established itself on the Fox News schedule, and, on its second anniversary, is the second most-watched program on cable news.

As they mark two years on the air, MediabistroTV has 5 questions for “The Five” (all seven of them.) We asked Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Andrea Tantaros and Juan Williams about their co-hosts’ quirks, which member of “The Five” they really like the best, and their first big break in TV.

WATCH: The Best Moments from ‘The Five,’ According to ‘The Five’

When it debuted almost two years ago, Fox News Channel’s “The Five” was billed as a temporary replacement for Glenn Beck‘s program. Today, the show celebrates its 500th episode and now ranks as FNC’s second most-watched program. Last month it had a 12-day hot streak as the #1 program in all of cable at 5pm.

Last week, MediabistroTV spent some time with all 7 members of the “The Five.” In this first of two MediabistroTV videos Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Andrea Tantaros and Juan Williams reflect on the best moments from the first 500.

TVNewsers Atop ‘Talkers’ ‘Heavy Hundred’

Talkers magazine, the magazine of the talk radio business, has released its annual “Heavy Hundred” list. As has become commonplace, the list is chock full of TV news personalities, particularly towards the top.

Rush Limbaugh may be number one, but Fox News’ Sean Hannity was number two, and former FNCer Glenn Beck was number four. MSNBC’s Ed Schultz came in at number six, while Current TV’s Stephanie Miller held the number 12 slot and Alan Colmes was at 16.

Other TV news personalities on the list include Andrea Tantaros (24), Don Imus (35), Mike Huckabee (46), Herman Cain (59), Geraldo Rivera (62), Tom Sullivan (65) and Al Sharpton (90).

Cable News Reports on the Death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

Shortly before 5pmET, the cable news networks turned their attention to breaking news that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has died from cancer.

Bloomberg TV’s Trish Regan reported Chavez’s death at 4:53pmET. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer followed at 4:55pmET, sourcing Venezuela television. MSNBC’s Martin Bashir was next at 4:57pmET, reporting that NBC News had confirmed Chavez’s death. Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros reported the news at the top of “The Five,” with the network getting independent conformation at 5:04pmET. Shepard Smith took over anchoring for FNC at 5:12pmET.

>Update: FNC went back to the “The Five” at 5:23pmET.

Andrea Tantaros: ‘I try and not be predictable; it’s just whatever I think’

The New York Observer profiles “the right wing’s new ‘It’ girl,” Fox News Channel’s Andrea Tantaros. As a co-host of “The Five,” Tantaros offers personal thoughts on the news of the day, a departure from her political beginnings as a communications strategist for political campaigns:

“It was liberating, I think, to not have to speak for somebody else, because it was always in their voice,” Ms. Tantaros said, noting that once in a while she disagreed with the positions of her candidates, who ran a narrow gamut from moderate Republican to very conservative Republican. “So I promised myself that, when I was speaking for myself and not somebody else, that I would be completely unbridled by talking points or any party, and that’s what I try and do. I try and not be predictable; it’s just whatever I think.”

The Ticker: Piers & Guns, Tantaros & Radio, Bush & Christmas

  • Piers Morgan Tonight” will have a LIVE “Guns in America” special tonight addressing the tragedy in Newtown, CT. Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker, former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, Tucson survivor Daniel Hernandez, and others affected by recent gun violence will participate.

  • FNC’s “The Five” co-host Andrea Tantaros will host a new radio show called, “The Andrea Tantaros Show” on Talk Radio Network Entertainment. Jason Mattera of Human Events will join her.

  • Tomorrow night NBC’s Meredith Vieira hosts a special look at Christmases past and present in, “A White House Christmas: First Families Remember.” “Today” contributor and former White House resident Jenna Bush Hager talks about her favorite White House holiday memories.

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