After a ten year run, Fox News has cancelled its late night program Red Eye.
The news broke on Monday. Host Tom Shillue tweeted the same day that Fox News will keep both he and Andy Levy on for other projects.
“[A]ndy hosting 2nit-[I]’m back on Wed.,” Shillue tweeted. “More to say later-Tom and Andy still at FNC!”
The show will air for the last time this Friday at 3:00 a.m.
Red Eye was first hosted by Greg Gutfeld, who remained at the helm from 2007 to 2015. He has since created The Greg Gutfeld Show and also hosts The Five, where Shillue occasionally joins him as co-host.
He praised Red Eye‘s fans over twitter, writing, “salute to @RedEyeFNC fans who inspired us to do some seriously messed up s***.”
Throughout Monday, Gutfeld has revisited special moments in the program’s history and answered fan questions on his Twitter feed.
While the show ran for ten years, it almost never got off the ground.
Within a few weeks of its premiere, The Chicago Tribune claimed the program violated the trademark they held over one of their own publications known as the RedEye.
The RedEye (the print publication) was published by the Chicago and distributed for free. They filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit against Fox News.
“Viewers are likely to assume Fox and the RedEye products owned by [the] Tribune are collaborating, thereby causing confusion,” The Tribune claimed in their lawsuit.
The case was resolved when a judge shut down the Tribune’s argument in 2007, and both Red Eyes have been active through 2017.
Ironically, the Chicago Tribune’s Red Eye published its last edition in March. Both the print publication and the Fox News program that share the same name have gone defunct within one month of each other.
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