Fox News Channel will develop a one-hour weekend program for Greg Gutfeld, who will leave his duties at wee-hours show “Red Eye” to tackle the new assignment.
A pilot in development will highlight Gutfeld’s “whimsical nature and political satire,” the 21st Century Fox-owned network said in statement Thursday. The show will also “focus on his strong libertarian values and social commentary.”
Gutfeld will continue to serve as co-host of “The Five” and make a weekly appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor.” Rotating hosts will anchor “Red Eye” after Gutfeld signs off from that program Friday. “Red Eye” airs at 3 a.m.
“We are confident that Gutfeld’s distinct perspective and knack for humor will start a valuable dialogue and be a refreshing addition to the weekend lineup,” said Bill Shine, senior exec VP of programming for Fox News Channel, in a prepared statement.
Prior to joining FNC, Gutfeld was a staff writer at Prevention and editor-in-chief of Men’s Health magazine. He later became the editor-in-chief of Stuff. Gutfeld led Maxim in the U.K. and was a contributor to the Huffington Post. He is the author of several books, including “The Bible of Unspeakable Truths,”“The Joy of Hate” and most recently “Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You.”