- October 17, 2022
- Posted by: Bastion team
- Category: World News
The anchors of Fox Business Network have long delivered the latest business headlines. Now some may be getting ready to debate them, too.
Fox Business is preparing to launch a new discussion program that aims to emulate some of the biggest programing hits in recent years on its sibling, Fox News Channel, where so-called “roundtable” shows have fast become a staple of its schedule. The shows can serve to develop personalities who find themselves leading their own hours within a few years, as has been the case for Greg Gutfeld, who helped launch the late-afternoon program “The Five” and now also leads a late-night program at 11 p.m.
“We have had a ton of success on Fox News side with shows like ‘Outnumbered’ and ‘The Five,’” says Lauren Petterson, the president of Fox Business Network, in an interview, adding: “We want to try and take that format and replicate it on the Fox Business Network, but adding in a heavy dose of business news.”
The project is in the “early-ish stages,” says Petterson, but she hopes to see it launch on the schedule if not this quarter, then by the first quarter of 2023. The show could draw its panelists from among the network’s current roster or introduce new personalities, she says. It remains to be seen whether the program would debut during daytime hours, when Fox Business typically focuses more closely on the stock market, or after the tickers shut down for the day. And its launch, she…