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FOX News has canceled Red Eye

Red Eye, the late-night comedy and politics roundtable hosted in recent years by stand-up Tom Shillue, has reached its final destination. FOX News confirmed the show was ending this week, to be replaced by reruns.

Greg Gutfield originally hosted Red Eye, which aired at 3 a.m. Eastern (midnight Pacific), and over the past decade, the show gave slots to plenty of established and up-and-coming comedians. I even appeared as a guest once in 2008. Once. That the show lasted another eight-and-a-half years after my appearance should tell you something!

Shillue replaced Gutfield as the host in 2015.

Shillue likely is performing in a new segment of The Ragtime Gals tonight for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Shillue also has a new book coming out just in time for Father’s Day!

Here’s guest ombudsman, comedian Dave Smith, with some thoughts on the show’s legacy from last night’s broadcast this morning…

And here’s a weird playlist to give you a full sense of the past decade in Red Eye on FOX News:

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One thought on “FOX News has canceled Red Eye

  1. Sad move Fox! You need à little break from reality at the end of the day. Bring it back!

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