Fox News Specialists

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Fox News Specialists
FNC Specialists title card.jpg
GenreCurrent affairs program
Presented byEric Bolling
Eboni Williams
Katherine Timpf
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production location(s)New York City, New York
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes
Original networkFox News
Picture format720p (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseMay 1 –
September 7, 2017
Preceded byThe Five (2011–present)

Fox News Specialists is an American news and talk show that aired from May 1 to September 7, 2017, on the Fox News Channel. It featured three permanent hosts, Eric Bolling, Katherine Timpf, and Eboni Williams, plus two rotating guests, who are called specialists, who discuss current events and political issues.[1] It was created to replace The Five, that Bolling used to be a co-host for, due to that show moving to 9pm ET,[2] in the wake of Bill O'Reilly being forced out at Fox News.[3] The first two guest co-hosts for the first episode were Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and television producer Mark McKinnon. The first episode also featured an interview, conducted by Bolling, with President Donald Trump. A special edition aired on July 11, 2017, at 11:00 pm ET following an exclusive interview with Donald Trump, Jr. on Hannity.[4][5]

In August, Fox News suspended Eric Bolling, owing to allegations of sexual misconduct.[6][7] For about a month afterward, a string of guest hosts, most of them Fox News contributors, sat in for Bolling. Upon Bolling's ultimate departure from FNC in September, the network canceled Fox News Specialists.[6][7] In its place, The Five returned to its initial 5 p.m. time slot.


  1. ^ "DETAILS: "The Fox News Specialists" Debuts Monday at 5pm ET". FOX News Insider. April 28, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "TONIGHT on Fox News: Tucker Moves to New Time, "The Five" Goes to Primetime". FOX News Insider. April 20, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "Bill O'Reilly Is Forced Out at Fox News". New York Times. April 19, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "President Trump on North Korean threat: "nobody's safe"". FOX News. May 1, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "Eric Bolling on Twitter: "Thank you!! Just a few days away. @realDonaldTrump will be the first guest. @FoxNews"". Twitter. May 1, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Ali, Yashar (September 8, 2017). "Eric Bolling Out At Fox News". HuffPost. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Steel, Emily (September 8, 2017). "Fox News Ousts Eric Bolling After Probe Into Lewd Text Messages". The New York Times. Retrieved September 8, 2017.

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Preceded by
Your World with Neil Cavuto
Fox News Channel Weekday lineup
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Succeeded by
Special Report with Bret Baier