Fox Biz readies two new shows

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TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE

Talking Biz News hears that Fox Business Network is expected to announce two new programs later on Tuesday.

Eric Bolling, the breakout star of the recently canceled “Happy Hour,” will be getting his own weeknight show at 8 p.m. called “Money Rocks,” replacing a personal finance show hosted by Dave Ramsey. Bolling’s new show will start June 21.

Damien Hoffman of Wall St. Cheat Sheet reported this morning that, “Anything would be an improvement given Ramsey was better at putting people to sleep than getting them out of debt. We’re not exactly surprised by this one –- Ramsey never gelled with the rest of FBN’s line-up. Our source put it this way: ‘He possessed the lethal combination of lacking the charisma and warmth to carry his own television show combined with the delusional arrogance to think he was the next Dr. Phil.’

“We look forward to Fox Business continuing to improve based on viewer feedback. That’s the fastest path to success. With Liz Claman, David Asman, and the recent additions of Charlie Gasparino and Gerri Willis, we think the network is positioning well for when the Wall Street Journal agreement with CNBC ends in 18 months.

The network will also be debuting a new weekend program hosted by judge Andrew Napolitano called “Freedom Watch,” which launches this Saturday. Talking Biz News reported last month that Napolitano would be getting his own show.

Napolitano joined Fox News Channel in January 1998 as a senior judicial analyst. He provides legal analysis on both Fox News and Fox Business.

Fox Business launched another new show this week. It’s hosted by Willis, formerly of CNN, and called “The Willis Report.”