(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."
"a true success by anybody's standards"
By Fox's standards, maybe: Beck is a shameless liar, egomaniac and one of the most hateful people I've ever seen.
For those of you who believe in Judgment Day, Beck is in for a VERY rude awakening when he dies ...
I hear they have an opening at the 700 Club he should fit right in!
Best news I heard all week!
Now where will I go for my daily dose of fear?
Beck too much for Fox ? That's frightening. At least he's off to the fringe's fringe.
The fact that right-wingers LIKE and believe this idiot really says everything you need to know about them. These are the dumbest, most terrified people on Earth.
Looney Toons has already offered him a prominent position.
DId his alien masters call him home?
Everything has the end, but it has taken long to happen! So who is next: Sean Hannity!
IT'S IMPOSSIBLE!! Beck can't leave his news anchor post because he never did the news – only sensationalized pity poor entertainment. Good riddance.
Now when I`m channel surfing I won`t run into that GASBAG-THANK YOU JESUS !!!!
Who cares? Let me guess, the only person that left a comment? lol.
best news I've gotten all year.
Does his falling ratings have something to do with it?
Too bad he is not taking his toxic act to deep space.
God is good and truly answers prayers.
The other three horsemen are putting the band back together and they need him.
There is a God. this is wonderful. I am sure this jerk will find a way to try to make himself look good, but he got the boot – him and is ugly mouth – go and don't let the door hit you in – you know
Couldn't he just go away, altogether?
He true intention is actually running for president
Both Beck and Fox have made plenty of money off each other. No one's walking away with any regrets. And now Fox can move Lou Dobbs over from the business channel to the Mothership. He'll do even better than Beck.
nice intentional miss-quote!
too radioactive for fox? you mean for cnn!
“Glenn Beck” is consistently the third highest rated program on cable news. For the 27 months that “Glenn Beck” has aired on Fox News, the program has averaged more than 2.2 million total viewers and 563,000 viewers 25-54 years old, numbers normally associated with shows airing in primetime, not at 5pm. “Glenn Beck” has dominated all of its cable news competitors since launch.
I prefer the Daily show... without Beck...
I thought he was ending the show because he was intitutionalized in the mental asylum. I guess not yet.
Question.......who, I repeat, who, with at least a GED would watch such a clown? This person was definitely abused or neglected as a child.