Fox News Channel finally announced the replacement program with which it will fill the void left when Megyn Kelly moved to primetime — Outnumbered. It’s kind of like The View, in that it’s a panel of women taking on the day’s top news/pop culture headlines — only with an FNC spin in that it’s got one rotating slot for a guy, who’s, you know, outnumbered. The announcement comes the same day The View announced it had talked all of its current and former co-hosts — including the ones who left under a cloud — to return to the show May 15 to say so-long to Babs Walters, who is retiring as show on-air Den Mom, though she’s continuing as show exec producer.
Outnumbered debuts Monday, April 28 at 12 PM ET; Fox Report Weekend anchor Harris Faulkner and Fox Business Network’s Sandra Smith are among the panelists named today. Additional personalities to be featured include co-hosts of The Five, Kimberly Guilfoyle and Andrea Tantaros; along with FNC contributors Jedediah Bila, Katie Pavlich and Kirsten Powers. Each of the panelists maintain their respective roles on FNC and FBN.
Leading up to the debut of Outnumbered, FNC will continue to present America’s News Headquarters which has served as a temporary replacement for the 1 PM ET weekday time slot since last September. Happening Now, co-anchored by Jon Scott and Jenna Lee, will divide into two one-hour news blocks presented weekdays at 11 AM ET and 1 PM ET to make room for the new show.
In its announcement, Fox News said Outnumbered’s “engaging dynamic, guided by four savvy women and one man, is designed to provide viewers with a fresh take on the latest news.” During each segment, panelists will examine the top news of the hour, and deliberate the leading pop culture and relationship issues dominating the headlines that day.