Fox News Channel announced on Friday that a new show called Fox News Specialists, hosted by Eric Bolling, Katherine Timpf and Eboni K. Williams, will debut on Monday at 5 p.m., replacing The Five, which moved to 9 p.m. after the departure from the network of Bill O’Reilly.
“Eric, Katherine and Eboni’s diverse opinions and backgrounds will provide our audience with an hour of informative and entertaining analysis on daily stories that are most important to Americans. The combination of the co-hosts’ expertise in business, millennial and legal topics, respectively, will make for lively and compelling discourse,” said Fox News’ vice president of programming Suzanne Scott in an email statement.
Timpf and Williams are currently Fox News contributors, and Bolling was one of the co-hosts of The Five as well a frequent fill-in host for Bill O’Reilly.
They will be joined each day by two guest experts who will “discuss the top stories driving the headlines of the day,” according to the email statement.
Sounds a lot like The Five with a twist.
To get the show off the ground Bolling will interview President Trump on Monday, which should give it a big advantage over its competition.
Whether or not Fox can duplicate the ratings success of The Five remains to be seen. But since Fox viewers tend to be very loyal to the network, even bad shows can succeed ratings-wise.