Earlier this summer, Elisabeth Hasselbeck made a stunning announcement that not only was she leaving "The View," but she was doing so in a pretty hasty fashion in order to take on another high-profile gig on a network that shares at least some of her political leanings: Fox News Channel. Specifically, she would be signing up for "Fox & Friends," the popular morning show that is in some ways a rival at this point to the major networks.
Now, the cable news network has confirmed just when you will be seeing the one-time "Survivor" contestant on for the first time: Monday, September 16. She will be joined by program staples Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, and her duties will include discussing headlines, interviewing celebrities and politicians, and also communicating with the audience in a variety of different means.
Hasselbeck is expected to carry a large percentage of her following from "The View" over to this new show, but this is still untested waters for her in some ways, given that "Fox & Friends" is earlier, and many viewers of "The View" may not want to migrate from another morning show that they were watching previously just for her. (For example, "Good Morning America" on ABC, which also airs the Barbara Walters panel show, is already the most-successful program in its timeslot.)
Hasselbeck's debut coincides with the start of the fall TV schedule for Fox proper, as both "Bones" and "Sleepy Hollow" will premiere on the night. Most other rival broadcast networks do not start their lineup until the following week.
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