July 01, 2011 9:33am PT by Lindsay Powers
With Fox News Show Over, How Glenn Beck Is Spending the Summer
Glenn Beck signed off from Fox News Thursday after nearly two-and-a-half years on air.
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His two-hour GBTV show will kick off on Sept. 12.
But there will be a number of specials leading up to the launch, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The Making of a GBTV series debuted last week.
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Beck's Restoring Courage event will be shown live from Israel in August.
A few documentaries will be announced shortly.
Beck's last hour on Fox News was met with mixed reviews by critics.
"In spite of his sometimes rocky relationship with Fox News, Mr. Beck’s ratings success will be difficult to repeat," The New York Times' Brian Stelter wrote. "Although Mr. Beck’s daily ratings have diminished somewhat this year, he remains a remarkably influential figure, making his departure from Fox after two and a half years all the more interesting."
"Glenn Beck's last hour on Fox News… was relatively quiet, banal and kind of pathetic," wrote David Zurawik in the Baltimore Sun.