Say Goodbye to 'Kennedy,' Fox Business Officially Shelved the Show

What happened to the ‘Kennedy’ show on Fox Business? Although Lisa Kennedy Montgomery's show was canceled, it may not be the end of her career at Fox.


Jun. 2 2023, Updated 11:22 a.m. ET

Lisa Kennedy Montgomery speaking at the L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth Celebration
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The Fox Business show Kennedy has faced its fair share of ups and downs. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fox opted to put the show on hiatus for seven months as it grappled with the unprecedented circumstances the virus brought on. Although the show made a comeback, we learned (sorry Kennedy fans) that it will no longer be airing after June 1, 2023.

So, what happened to Kennedy and why is Fox canceling it?

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Kennedy may no longer hold a time slot on Fox Business’s docket but that doesn’t mean we’re saying goodbye to Lisa Kennedy Montgomery. Keep scrolling to find out which show replaced Kennedy and what the Fox host will do going forward.

Lisa Kennedy Montgomery attends the 2017 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner
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What happened to ‘Kennedy’ on Fox News?

Kennedy, a show that aired on the Fox News Media channel Fox Business, has been scrapped from the network's lineup of shows. On June 1, 2023, Lisa tweeted, "It is the last episode of #Kennedy tonight, so let’s go out with a bang! Just like my prom night, which also ended after 8 1/2 years. Join us!"

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As per B+C, Kennedy's 7 p.m. time slot will be filled with reruns of the Larry Kudlow show, Kudlow, beginning June 5. Kudlow will continue to air on the network at 4 p.m. on weekdays.

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Is Lisa Kennedy Montgomery leaving Fox News?

Although Fox didn't hesitate to let go its most popular primetime TV host, Tucker Carlson, it isn't letting go of Lisa, at least not yet. B+C says Lisa will remain with the network, making appearances on shows like Outnumbered and The Five. She'll also continue hosting the Fox News podcast Kennedy Saves the World.

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Fox Business's 'Kennedy' was put on hiatus at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kennedy was initially a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement in March 2020, Fox Business Network announced that it was scrapping 9 p.m. hour Kennedy and 8 p.m. hour Trish Regan Primetime “until further notice” to help clear its weekday programming schedule. The network put 5 a.m.’s FBN am and 5 p.m.’s Bulls & Bears on hiatus as well.

“Due to the demands of the evolving pandemic crisis coverage, we are deploying all resources from both shows for staffing needs during critical market hours,” the network’s statement said. “FOX Business will run long form programming in primetime for the foreseeable future.”

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In a memo sent days to employees before, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and Fox News President Jay Wallace urged employees to “keep in mind that viewers rely on us to stay informed during a crisis of this magnitude, and we are providing an important public service to our audience by functioning as a resource for all Americans,” per Variety.

Fox Business president Lauren Petterson added, “While FBN will remain committed to delivering up to the minute breaking business news and analysis, our first priority is the health and safety of our employees. This scaled back schedule will ensure we continue to deliver critical information to our audience amidst this global pandemic and time of market volatility while helping to fight the further escalation of the coronavirus.”

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Thankfully, in October 2020, The Wrap broke the news that Fox Business Network would be relaunching Kennedy, airing the show at 8 p.m. EST Monday through Thursday each week starting on Monday, Oct. 19. The show was then pushed to the 7 p.m. time slot and was averaging about 81,000 viewers.

What happened to ‘Trish Regan Primetime’?

Trish Regan Primetime, which was put on ice alongside Kennedy in March 2020, never returned to Fox Business Network. The cable channel severed ties with host Trish Regan after she claimed the United States’ coronavirus crisis was “another attempt to impeach the president,” according to The Wrap.

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“Fox Business has parted ways with Trish Regan — we thank her for her contributions to the network over the years and wish her continued success in her future endeavors. We will continue our reduced live primetime schedule for the foreseeable future in an effort to allocate staff resources to continuous breaking news coverage on the coronavirus crisis,” the network said in a previous statement.

In her own statement, Trish said, “I have enjoyed my time at Fox and now intend to focus on my family during these troubled times. I am grateful to my incredible team at Fox Business and for the many opportunities the network has provided me. I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my career.”

As of June 2023, Trish is hosting her own news podcast, The Trish Regan Show.

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