What Happened to the Show Justice with Judge Jeanine?
The episode that was supposed to air on March 23, 2019, was replaced by an Ed Henry-hosted special about the Mueller Report.
On March 30, 2019, the show was resurrected. The series was set to finish on January 22, 2022, until Pirro was named as a co-host of The Five on January 12, 2022.
Pirro is leaving her monthly Saturday night show, “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” to join co-host Jesse Watters, Dana Perino, and Greg Gutfeld on a daily basis.
Geraldo Rivera, former congressman Harold Ford, and commentator Jessica Tarlov will all take turns hosting the show’s “liberal” co-host slot, which was previously occupied by Juan Williams.
If Pirro’s promotion is a symptom of Fox News’s desire to please its audience, even if it means giving a wider platform to an on-air talent who has been a problem, then be it.
Smartmatic is suing Pirro for defamation, and Pirro is a defendant in the litigation.
According to a $2.7 billion lawsuit, she made up conspiracy theories and charges about Smartmatic’s role in the 2020 presidential election that were not supported by evidence.
Four motions have been made by Fox to dismiss the lawsuit.
In March 2019, Pirro received a rare public censure from Fox News after she questioned if Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was devoted to Sharia rule and Islamic doctrine because she wore a hijab, a traditional Muslim head covering.
Pirro was suspended and off the air for two weeks after the statements, and the network said it had “handled the problem personally” with him.