“The Five”: Shine’s Summer Show Permanent?

“We’ll be watching you over the course of a year on The Five.” Oops! Did America’s Newsroom co-anchor Martha MacCallum let the proverbial cat out of the bag? Yesterday, after presiding over a 2012 Presidential election segment with The Five co-hosts, Andrea Tantaros and Bob Beckel, Martha concluded, “We have a long way to go here, over a year….A lot can happen over the course of a year, Bob and Andrea.” Then, seemingly with a slip of her tongue, she added, “And, we’ll be watching you over the course of a year on The Five.” As a beaming Andrea nodded her head, a slightly smiling Bob, replied, “Thank you.”

The Five: Less than three months ago (in a June 30 FNC press release), Senior VP of Programming Bill Shine announced the premier of his new summer show, which was supposed to replace the departing Glenn Beck‘s eponymous show for a few months. Before the debut of The Five, Shine’s concept of this “revolving FOX personalities” panel was panned by media watchers such as Inside Cable News (including, in full disclosure, the author). However, The Five has surprised the critics: in fact, it has garnered comparable ratings to the Glenn Beck Show according to the Washington Examiner. Perhaps, Shine has taken note and has decided that he does not need an FNC daytime “shakeup” after all.

If so, thanks for the tip, Martha, and, congrats, Five’rs!

[Author’s aside: In addition to Andrea and Bob, The Five co-hosts include Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Juan Williams, Monica Crowley, Judge Andrew Napolitano, and, purportedly, Geraldo Rivera.]

America’s Newsroom – 09/26/11 (@ 9:37 a.m. ET)

Update: More evidence of The Five‘s apparent new status: After Carpe Diem‘s report, The Five co-host Andrea Tantaros announced her show’s new Twitter address and her co-host Bob Beckel’s one as well. N.B. Unfortunately, Andrea gave the wrong address to her program: it links to @TheFive held by a “giuseppe” with protected Tweets.

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5 Responses to ““The Five”: Shine’s Summer Show Permanent?”

  1. RagsTTiger Says:

    The Five has proven itself to be a rapid fire roundtable of insightful comments. There is a nice mix of hosts, each with their unique personality and background in the industry. Thanks for being there.

  2. Sue Says:

    One of the more refreshing shows on TV Glad it has been given ‘permanent’ status.

  3. missy5537 Says:

    I’m an ICN poster and I think I slammed the concept as well. A lot had to do with the fact that I would miss Glenn Beck (which I still do).

    Anyway, it’s a good, but predictable format. But I almost feel bad for Beckel at times, being ganged up against. I think I’d feel less bad if the token lib was Alan Colmes. He deserves a four on one verbal attack!

  4. Anson Mitchell Says:

    It is a great show, Bolling and Gutfeld are fantastic, but to see Kimberly Guilfoyle, who is not just smart but beautiful as well, makes my day, every day. Long live The Five!

  5. Martha’s Slip Showing: Roger Likes It « Carpe Diem Says:

    […] Today, Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes confirmed what America’s Newsroom co-anchor Martha MacCallum let slip six days ago as reported by Carpe Diem: I.e., Fox News viewers will “be watching [co-hosts Andrea Tantaros […]

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