(CNN) - Fox News Channel anchor Glenn Beck will end his daily show later this year to develop and produce a variety of television projects to air on the channel, according to a release Wednesday.
The new agreement between FNC and Mercury Radio Arts will ensure Beck appears on the television network and through other "digital properties."
"Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody's standards. I look forward to continuing to work with him," Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said in a statement.
"Glenn Beck" launched in 2009. The host previously hosted a show on CNN's sister network HLN.
Howard Kurtz, Washington bureau chief for The Daily Beast and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" said the split was a "divorce many months in the making."
"By the end, both sides wanted out," Kurtz said in an email. "Beck's show proved too radioactive for Fox, and the network became an uncomfortable home for Glenn Beck."
It's about time! Hopefully he won't run for public office.
I hope he leaves and never comes back. Beck is a racist anti-semitic low life. I've never followed him and never will – or for that matter Fox. Good riddance.
Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur and a true success by anybody's standards.
Hitler was a powerful communicator too. The terms creative and factual don't have a nodding acquaintance in the world of Glenn Beck. Yes, he's successful when measured by hordes of fawning know-nothing fans and millions of greenbacks. Dumbed down America worships false idols.
fox "news" has a whole lot of nutjobs to keep entertained.
I heard that Beck plans to challange ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER to a no dq cage match to begin his new career as in professional wrestling. I personally believe that the BUTCHER will make short work of him.
Its just another tv show. They come and go.
Will these specials be Beck's torpedos of truth? It would appear that even FOX has its limits with lying, paranoid rants, sermons about " new caliphates", etc. Maybe FOX will have Charlie Sheen doing a talk show, with a puddle of brown liquid posing as his announcer.
Next to go, Hannity.
Good! I may start watching FOX now – oh, I forgot – there's still O'reilly, Hannitty, Huckabee, Trump, et al – never mind...
Good riddance. What a piece of work.
Too radioactive for Faux, that is hard to believe. Also, Beck is not a powerful communicator – he just speaks the language of like minded morons.
Why wait so long??? Sadly, he won't be completely off the air.
This pudgy faced nutbag won't be missed.
Oh God... Here it comes... He intends to make a run for the White House.... Someone, get the popcorn.... Quickly.
Radioactive for Fox?
There's his next tagline: "Even too crazy for FOX!"
Bout time they get rid of that kook, he has spread enough hate, fear and mistruth!
Glenn Beck makes conservatives look like loons. Good riddance.
Getting this guy off of daily tv is a good start. I'm afraid for msnbc though. What are they gonna cover without this guy's daily paranoia?
Because of people like Beck I can not consider Fox News a serious news source.
a little contaversy never hurt no one
Can I get a "Hallelujah!"
"Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative entrepreneur..."
You forgot: CLOWN, HYPOCRITE and SCHMUCK.
I think his new show will be entitled "Delusions and paranoia as only Glenn Beck can create"
Now if he will only leave planet Earth that will be news worthy.