Fox News to Launch ‘Outnumbered,’ a Noontime Panel Show, April 28

Here’s an interesting cable-news concept: Fox News Channel will launch a panel program, “Outnumbered,” featuring a rotating crew of four female hosts and one male.

The hourlong program will debut April 28 at noon Eastern Time. As part of the show’s premiere, the daytime program “Happening Now,” co-anchored by Jon Scott and Jenna Lee, will become two one-hour blocks airing weekdays at 11 a.m. Eastern and 1 p.m Eastern. Previously, “Happening Now” ran from 11 to 1 p.m.

Fox News said the dynamic of the gender-weighted panel would result in a “fresh take” on news of the day. During each segment, the panelists will examine the top news of the hour, and deliberate the leading pop culture and relationship issues dominating the headlines that day, the network said in a statement.

” ‘Outnumbered’ combines a distinctive group of Fox talent with unique experiences and insights that will make for compelling news programming,” said Jay Wallace, senior vice president of news at the 21st Century Fox-owned outlet. “We look forward to once again pushing the envelope with the addition of this new show and are confident the revised line-up will only strengthen the FNC brand.”

Harris Faulkner, a weekend anchor for the network and Sandra Smith of Fox Business Network, will serve as two of the rotating members of the show’s five-person panel. The solo male panelist will vary each day. Additional personalities to be featured include: Kimberly Guilfoyle and Andrea Tantaros, co-hosts of the Fox News late-afternoon program “The Five” and Fox News Channel contributors Jedediah Bila, Katie Pavlich and Kirsten Powers. Each of the panelists will keep their other duties on Fox News or Fox Business.

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 p.m. ET weekday timeslot since last September.

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