Lou Dobbs Tonight will no longer air on Fox Business Network. The cable channel has dropped the high-rated news series from its prime-time lineup. Lou Dobbs Tonight aired its last episode on February 5th, just a month short of the news program celebrating its 10th anniversary. The series premiered on Fox Business Network on March 14, 2011, and began as a CNN program.
For the immediate future, the cable channel will have a rotating group of hosts take over the time slot in a show called Fox Business Tonight. Per Deadline, the following was said in a statement about the cancellation:
“As we said in October, Fox News Media regularly considers programming changes and plans have been in place to launch new formats as appropriate post-election, including on Fox Business – this is part of those planned changes. A new 5 PM program will be announced in the near future.”
The cancellation comes shortly after Dobbs was named “among the defendants named in election systems company Smartmatic’s $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit filed on Thursday against Fox Corp.”
What do you think? Are you surprised that Fox Business Network has canceled Lou Dobbs Tonight? Did you watch this series on a regular basis?