Gutfeld!
Also known asThe Greg Gutfeld Show (2015–2021)
Genre
Created byGreg Gutfeld
Developed by
Directed byMichael Weinstein
Presented byGreg Gutfeld
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
Production
Executive producerTom O'Connor
ProducerGreg Gutfeld (uncredited)
Production locationNew York City or Los Angeles for celebrity hosts
Camera setupMultiple camera setup
Running time60 minutes
Production companyFox News
Original release
NetworkFox News Channel
ReleaseMay 31, 2015 (2015-05-31) –
present
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Gutfeld!, known as The Greg Gutfeld Show from 2015 to 2021, is an American news and political satire talk show on Fox News Channel, created and presented by Greg Gutfeld. It airs at 10:00 P.M. ET on weeknights. In the event of breaking news, the show is preempted by an extra hour of Fox News @ Night.[1] The show debuted on May 31, 2015, with Greg Gutfeld as host and Kat Timpf and Joanne Nosuchinsky as panelists.[2] After Nosuchinsky left the show in 2016 to pursue an acting career, Tyrus joined as the other regular panelist. Gutfeld! has been taped in front of a live studio audience since early 2016, and features a combination of political satire, comedy, and discussion regarding current events.[3]

From November 2022 through early 2023, the show averaged around 2.5 million viewers, making it the most-watched late-night show in the United States, a position it has held since August of that year.[4][5]

Following Fox News firing 8pm ET host Tucker Carlson in April 2023, the network saw a significant drop in viewership across all of its shows. The program now averages between 1.5–1.8 million viewers per night, still beating its competitors.[6]

In October 2023, the program entered into another hiatus following the 2023 Israel–Hamas war, similar to when the war in Ukraine broke out. The program then returned following a week-long break on October 16, 2023.[citation needed]

Cast

Starring

Featuring

Former panelists

Background and history

The show previously aired on Saturday and Sunday nights at 10:00 P.M. ET as The Greg Gutfeld Show from its release on May 31, 2015, until March 13, 2021. In February 2021, Gutfeld announced that the show would move to weeknights at 11:00 P.M. ET.[11] In March 2021, Gutfeld revealed that the weekday edition of the show would premiere on Monday, April 5, under the new title Gutfeld!. The final weekend episode of the show aired on March 13, 2021, and the first weekday episode aired on April 5, 2021.[12]

Gutfeld! has been taped in front of a live studio audience in New York City since 2016, but because of NYC's COVID-19 restrictions, this was not possible for most of 2020 and 2021. In 2022, Gutfeld revealed a new studio for Gutfeld! which more closely resembled traditional late-night studios. It included expanded room for a larger studio audience, which, since May 2022, has appeared in every episode. In order to maximize studio audience opportunities, Gutfeld periodically takes the show on tour.[citation needed]

In August 2021, Gutfeld! overtook The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in the nightly ratings, becoming the highest-rated late-night talk show in the United States. In January 2022, it averaged 2.12 million nightly viewers, more than The Late Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.[13] Since the start of the new weekday format, the show has seen a 23 percent increase in total viewers and a more significant 25 percent increase in the sought after 18-49 age demographic.[14] In October 2022, the show had its highest rated episode ever with a record 2.5 million viewers, beating every show in late night TV.[15]

In the event of breaking news, Gutfeld! is replaced with an additional hour of Fox News @ Night, as was the case upon the beginning of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 23, 2022. As the extended Ukraine coverage continued for several weeks, rumors surfaced that the show might have been permanently cancelled.[16] However, the show returned on Monday, March 14.[citation needed]

During the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike Gutfeld! was not affected with all of the other late-night shows including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Daily Show halting production. This was mainly attributed to smaller team of Gutfeld! than most of the late-night shows and none of them being members of the WGA.[17]

On June 26, 2023, Fox News announced that Gutfeld! would move to 10 p.m. beginning July 17, 2023, as part of a larger realignment of its primetime schedule, which means the show is no longer considered "late night" as it is no longer competing with other late night shows.[18][19]

The success of the show resulted in Fox News debuting a new comedy program called Fox News Saturday Night in June 2023, which often sees regular panelists Tyrus, Kat Timpf and Tom Shillue serve as interim hosts.[20]

Format and segments

The show has 5 blocks, with commercial breaks in between each block. The show starts off with a monologue, and after introducing all the panelists, Gutfeld asks the panelists questions relating to the monologue. On Fridays, panelists are introduced at the start of the show, and a segment called Leftovers, where Greg reads the jokes that were not used in his show. The last block is A Story in Five Words, where there is a news story summarized in 5 words. Other blocks may be Local News, where panelists share news stories from where they are from, The Audience decides the story, where two stories are told and whichever one gets bigger applause wins and gets to be the topic of the block, Mailing It In (only on Fridays), where Gutfeld reads questions from fans and he and the panelists answer the question, Greg’s Animal Friends, where the panelists each select an animal related video to share, and Mock It And Move On, where Gutfeld introduces two unusual or outrageous news stories or events and gets each of the panelists to analyze it, often in a comedic or sarcastic manner.[citation needed]

When asked how he was discovered for the show, Tyrus said, "I was just messing around on Twitter one day and I said to Greg about one of the jokes on his show, 'I got it. It took me a minute but I got it.' He said, 'You know I've watched you. You're a pretty funny guy. Have you ever thought about coming on and doing the show?' I was like, 'Are you serious?!' He was like, 'Yeah, I'll give you a shot.'"[21]

Cast and panelists

When the show debuted in 2015, the cast originally included: the host Greg Gutfeld, panelists Kat Timpf and Joanne Nosuchinsky, producer and writer Gene Nelson, executive producer and announcer Tom O'Connor, and comedian Tom Shillue. After Nosuchinsky left at the end of 2016, Tyrus replaced her. When the show moved to weeknights in 2021, guests Joe Machi, Joe DeVito and Emily Compagno joined as frequent panelists. In 2022, comedian Jamie Lissow joined as a frequent panelist, after stand-up comedian Joe Machi was seen less on the show as he embarked on a comedy tour.[22][23] When Gutfeld is away, Pete Hegseth Tom Shillue, Kat Timpf, Tyrus, Dana Perino, Brian Kilmeade and Jimmy Failla serve as guest hosts.[citation needed]

Critical response

Reviews of the show are largely negative. Political commentator Brian Tyler Cohen described the show as “offensively, aggressively unfunny." Journalist Mehdi Hasan has also noted “You could literally grab someone off the street at random and they could write funnier material than this.” [24]

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Greg Gutfeld Show - Full Cast & Crew". TV Guide. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  2. ^ de Morales, Lisa (May 29, 2015). "'The Greg Gutfeld Show' Debuts Sunday on Fox News Channel". Deadline. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved February 2, 2023.
  3. ^ "Gutfeld! Watch Full Episodes Online on FOX". Fox Broadcasting Company. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  4. ^ Mark Joyella (October 27, 2022). "With 2.5 Million Viewers, Fox News Channel's 'Gutfeld!' Beats Every Show In Late Night TV". forbes.com. Retrieved December 3, 2022.
  5. ^ Gutfeld!. "With 2.5 Million Viewers, Fox News Channel's Gutfeld! Beats Every Late-Night Show". Forbes. Retrieved October 30, 2022.
  6. ^ Adgate, Brad. "In May, Fox News Lost Nearly One-Third Of Its Primetime Audience". Forbes. Retrieved July 5, 2023.
  7. ^ "Kat Timpf". Fox News. June 29, 2023. Retrieved June 29, 2023.
  8. ^ "George 'Tyrus' Murdoch". Fox News. August 24, 2022.
  9. ^ "Gutfeld brings on Alaskan comedian Jamie Lissow". Video Fox News. February 22, 2022. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  10. ^ "Joanne Nosuchinsky says goodbye to The Greg Gutfeld Show". Video Fox News. August 7, 2016. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  11. ^ Johnson, Ted (February 10, 2021). "Fox News Expands 'The Greg Gutfeld Show' To Weeknights At 11 PM". Deadline. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  12. ^ Moore, Thomas (March 10, 2021). "Fox News Schedules Debut of New Gutfeld Show". The Hill.
  13. ^ Ellefson, Lindsey (August 19, 2021). "Fox News' 'Gutfeld!' Finally Overtook Colbert's 'Late Show' in Viewers Tuesday". Yahoo!. The Wrap. Retrieved August 21, 2021.
  14. ^ Roig-Franzia, Manuel (January 10, 2022). "Greg Gutfeld has risen to the top at Fox News - and that". Stamford Advocate. The Washington Post. Retrieved January 10, 2022.
  15. ^ "With 2.5 Million Viewers, Fox News Channel's 'Gutfeld!' Beats Every Show in Late Night TV". Forbes.
  16. ^ Krishnamurthy, Chaitra (March 9, 2022). "Did The Greg Gutfeld Show get cancelled?". HITC. Retrieved March 12, 2022.
  17. ^ White, Peter (May 2, 2023). "'Gutfeld!' To Remain On Fox News Despite Strike". Deadline. Retrieved May 8, 2023.
  18. ^ Johnson, Ted (June 26, 2023). "Fox News Makes Post-Tucker Carlson Primetime Shuffle: Jesse Watters Slotted At 8 PM, Laura Ingraham Moves To 7 PM And Greg Gutfeld Goes To 10 PM". Deadline. Retrieved June 26, 2023.
  19. ^ Weprin, Alex (June 26, 2023). "Fox News Overhauls Primetime Lineup in Post-Tucker Carlson Era". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 27, 2023.
  20. ^ "Media Relations | Fox News". Retrieved August 21, 2023.
  21. ^ "Tyrus Reveals How He Was Discovered For FOX News' The Greg Gutfeld Show | 411MANIA". 411mania.com. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  22. ^ "HELIUM PRESENTS: JOE MACHI". Helium Comedy (Indianapolis). Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  23. ^ "Joe Machi Tour Dates & Concert Tickets 2022". Concert Fix. Retrieved July 25, 2022.
  24. ^ O'Connell, Oliver (April 7, 2021). "Fox News's 'Comedy' Show with Greg Gutfeld Gets Universally Panned". The Independent. Retrieved December 5, 2023.
 
Preceded by
Hannity
Gutfeld!
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
4:00 AM – 5:00 AM (replay)
Succeeded by
Fox News @ Night
(Following First Airing)
Fox & Friends First
(Following Second Airing: Tuesday – Friday)
The Five
(Following Second Airing: Saturdays)