Fox News Specialists
|Fox News Specialists|
|Genre||Current affairs program|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production location(s)||New York City, New York|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original network||Fox News|
|Picture format||720p (16:9 HDTV)|
|Original release||May 1 – September 7, 2017|
|Preceded by||The Five (2017–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. It was created to replace The Five, that Bolling used to be a co-host for, due to that show moving to 9pm ET, in the wake of Bill O'Reilly being forced out at Fox News. 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.
In August, Fox News suspended Eric Bolling, owing to allegations of sexual misconduct. 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. In its place, The Five returned to its initial 5 p.m. time slot.
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- "TONIGHT on Fox News: Tucker Moves to New Time, "The Five" Goes to Primetime". FOX News Insider. April 20, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
- "Bill O'Reilly Is Forced Out at Fox News". New York Times. April 19, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
- "President Trump on North Korean threat: "nobody's safe"". FOX News. May 1, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
- "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.
- Ali, Yashar (September 8, 2017). "Eric Bolling Out At Fox News". HuffPost. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
- 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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