Red Eye's Greg Gutfeld Is Hosting Glenn Beck This Friday

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Glenn Beck‘s last show is June 30th. 

Presumably FOX is going to spend the summer cycling in various hosts while they decide what to do with the time slot (and/or wait for Megyn Kelly‘s return from maternity leave).

Yesterday, Red Eye’s Greg Gutfield Tweeted that he would be guest-hosting this Friday’s show, suggesting FOX may be considering him as a possible host for the slot. 

It’s an interesting option, and based on numbers perhaps not entirely surprising.  Red Eye, which airs at 3AM and is a favourite of the late night fraternity crowd, boasts big ratings.  And not just 3AM big.  Big, big. 

In a strange way, Gutfeld is a bit like a late night Beck — not so much in terms of political views, but because he has a similar aggressive sort of humour and manages to pull a devoted audience in a weird time slot.

So, while it’s probably unlikely the show as it is now would make a good fit for the 5pm crowd  FOX may be looking to tap into some of those devoted viewers by giving Gutfeld et al. some time in the daytime. 

Update: Gutfeld is hosting Beck’s quiz show, and will quiz Beck on trivia.

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