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Fox Business Put Two Primetime Shows on Hiatus in March, and Only One Came Back

Political commentator and former MTV VJ Lisa Kennedy Montgomery celebrated the revival of her Fox Enterprise Community present, Kennedy, in brusque vogue on Twitter on Thursday, Oct. 15. “Hear up freedomaniacs, liberty lovers, politicos and misfits of each stripe,” she tweeted. “I’M BACK, B—-ES!!!” However what occurred to Kennedy anyway? Why was it taken off the air within the first place? Right here’s the thin.

What occurred to ‘Kennedy’ on Fox Information?

Kennedy, a present on the Fox Information Media channel Fox Enterprise, was initially a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. In an announcement in March 2020, Fox Enterprise Community introduced that it was scrapping 9 p.m. hour Kennedy and eight p.m. hour Trish Regan Primetime “till additional discover” to assist clear its weekday programming schedule. The community put 5 a.m.’s FBN am and 5 p.m.’s Bulls & Bears on hiatus, as nicely.

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Lisa Kennedy Montgomery

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“As a result of calls for of the evolving pandemic disaster protection, we’re deploying all sources from each reveals for staffing wants throughout essential market hours,” the community’s assertion stated. “FOX Enterprise will run lengthy kind programming in primetime for the foreseeable future.”

In a memo despatched days to workers earlier than, Fox Information CEO Suzanne Scott and Fox Information President Jay Wallace urged workers to “remember the fact that viewers depend on us to remain knowledgeable throughout a disaster of this magnitude, and we’re offering an essential public service to our viewers by functioning as a useful resource for all People,” per Selection.

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Fox Enterprise president Lauren Petterson added, “Whereas FBN will stay dedicated to delivering as much as the minute breaking enterprise information and evaluation, our first precedence is the well being and security of our workers. This scaled again schedule will guarantee we proceed to ship essential data to our viewers amidst this world pandemic and time of market volatility whereas serving to to battle the additional escalation of the coronavirus.”

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On Thursday, nonetheless, The Wrap broke the information that Fox Enterprise Community could be relaunching Kennedy, airing the present at eight p.m. ET Monday via Thursday every week beginning on Monday, Oct. 19. A supply with data of the renewal informed The Wrap that Lisa was being introduced again to supply her distinctive tackle politics and popular culture within the lead-up to the election.

And on Saturday, Oct. 17, Jo Jorgensen — the Libertarian Social gathering’s 2020 presidential candidate — tweeted that she could be a visitor on Monday’s episode of the present.

Kennedy premiered in January 2015, two weeks after Fox Enterprise canceled Lisa’s earlier present, the libertarian-oriented sequence The Independents, after little greater than a yr on air.

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What occurred to ‘Trish Regan Primetime’?

Trish Regan Primetime, which was placed on ice alongside Kennedy this March, is not going to return to Fox Enterprise Community: The cable channel severed ties with host Trish Regan later that month after she claimed the US’ coronavirus disaster was “one other try to impeach the president,” in keeping with The Wrap.

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“Fox Enterprise has parted methods with Trish Regan — we thank her for her contributions to the community over time and need her continued success in her future endeavors. We’ll proceed our decreased stay primetime schedule for the foreseeable future in an effort to allocate workers sources to steady breaking information protection on the coronavirus disaster,” the community stated in an announcement.

In her personal assertion, Trish stated, “I’ve loved my time at Fox and now intend to give attention to my household throughout these troubled instances. I’m grateful to my unimaginable group at Fox Enterprise and for the various alternatives the community has offered me. I’m wanting ahead to this subsequent chapter in my profession.”

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