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More changes at Fox Business Network as Eric Bolling replaces Dave Ramsey at 8 p.m.

Eric_Bolling-007 Two and a half years into its run, Fox Business Network is looking to bolster its schedule with the launch of several new shows in key time slots. The latest move came Tuesday, when FBN announced that former CNBC contributor Eric Bolling will be taking over the 8 p.m. hour now anchored by syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey.

“Money Rocks with Eric Bolling,” which premieres June 21, is being billed by FBN as an “upbeat and irreverent take on stories that intersect among business, politics, sports and celebrity.” Bolling, a former Wall Street trader who was a panelist on CNBC’s “Fast Money” until joining FBN in 2008, last cohosted the network's 5 p.m. show “Happy Hour." It was bumped for “The Willis Report,” a consumer-oriented program anchored by former CNN personal-finance editor Gerri Willis that debuted Monday.

“Eric’s ability to boil down complex financial issues to expose their real-world implications makes him the ideal choice to strengthen FBN’s prime-time lineup,” Fox Business Chief Executive Roger Ailes said in a statement.

Ramsey may continue to make occasional appearances on FBN through the duration of his contract, which expires this year.

The network also confirmed reports that it is launching a new weekend show hosted by Andrew Napolitano, a former New Jersey Superior Court judge. “Freedom Watch,” which will premiere Saturday at 10 a.m., appears crafted to appeal to adherents of the "tea party" movement with its focus on “economic liberties and consumer rights as outlined by the United States Constitution.” Among the scheduled guests Saturday: Sarah Palin and Rand Paul, a U.S. Senate candidate in Kentucky.

-- Matea Gold
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Photo: Eric Bolling Credit: Fox Business

 
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Unbelievable. As many other comments have said I had only subscribed to the higher channels that offered Fox Business News was to be able to watch Dave. In the theme of saving money and getting to my goal quicker, I decided to lower my cable bill and watch Dave on Hulu instead. Noted only older shows there now so went out and found Dave is no longer on TV. Although I have not reached total financial freedom yet ,my life has drastically changed thus far. I am speechless when it comes to how valuable his contribution has been to anyone wanting to get control of their life. Great information on life in general. Unbelievable!

Definitely not the best course for this channel, I just began receiving it for the Ramsey show... Seems like a great time to remove him from programming as UNSTABLE as the economy is right now!!!! Come on people... Can you at least reassign him to a different time slot please!!! DAVE, Kentucky.

I wondered why I have not been able to find Dave Ramsey on TV.
I thought that he had just changed time slots. I hate that he has been cancelled. He gave advice that most people that I know need these days.
JM

What a disappointment! My family and I moved to CA from VA and we were avid fans of The Dave Ramsey Show and depended on FBN to carry it. In my opinion, this show was one of the very few "genuine" shows that helped the average American tremendously instead of spinning big business jargon. What a sad decision by Fox Business!

My husband and I are very disappointed that FOX Business has dropped Dave Ramsey's show. We thought it was a great show and very appropriate for this day and age of over-spending on the individual front as well as in our nation.
We hope that you will consider putting his show back on the air!

 
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