FOX News Channel (FNC) will unveil its new primetime lineup on Monday, October 7 th, marking the 17 th anniversary of the network, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO, FOX News.
Greta Van Susteren will officially kick-off the new line-up with her signature On the Record with Greta Van Susteren at 7PM/ET. From there, Bill O’Reilly will continue hosting the most-watched cable news program The O’Reilly Factor at 8PM/ET. At 9PM/ET, Megyn Kelly will debut The Kelly File while Sean Hannity will take over the 10PM/ET timeslot with Hannity for his solo hour. Chief News Anchor and Managing Editor Shepard Smith will be available throughout to insert the latest breaking news into the new programming schedule via the FOX News Deck.
As the newest edition to the line-up, The Kelly File (9-10PM/ET) will focus on late-breaking stories in a live format as well as in-depth investigative reports interspersed with newsmaker interviews. While embracing a stronger social media presence, the new program will capitalize on Kelly’s skills as a former litigator, and create a unique platform for developing angles as events unfold.
In making the announcement, Ailes said, “As the network continues to dominate with the top 13 programs in cable news, FOX News already redefined primetime viewing to extend well beyond the antiquated 8-11PM format. We’ve developed a deep bench of engaging and thought-provoking personalities that have grown with FOX News as it has evolved into the most influential and successful cable network in television. These changes will enable the network to continue setting the industry standard for years to come.”Now live at 7PM/ET weeknights, On the Record will showcase the news Americans care about and explore how they impact our everyday lives. Van Susteren will bring viewers the latest facts through interviews with high profile newsmakers in her tough and fair signature style as well as on the scene reporting. The program’s popular blog, Gretawire.com will enable her to continue delivering updates at any given time via live stream technology. In commenting on the announcement, Van Susteren said, "After 11 ½ years number one at 10pm and driving home near midnight, I am 'to the moon thrilled’ at a new challenge (and a new drive! Half the year I won't even need headlights!).”