With news breaking Tuesday that long-time Fox News analyst Dick Morris has not had his contract renewed by the cable network, all eyes are turning to Morris’ upcoming appearance on CNN Wednesday night.
Morris is slated to join CNN’s Piers Morgan for his 9 p.m. (EST) show to discuss his mysterious disappearance from Fox since shortly after last November’s election.
On Tuesday, Fox confirmed rumors Morris would not have an official role at the network. Morris’ contract with Fox expired this past Sunday.
“His contract is up and we will not be renewing it, ” a Fox spokesperson said.
The Morris announcement comes in the wake of Fox’s decision not to renew Sarah Palin’s contract.
The network did announce that former Bush White House adviser Karl Rove had been renewed as a contributor. The network also signed on former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich as a contributor.
Morris, reached via email, told Newsmax he is looking forward to his appearance on CNN Wednesday night.
“Piers and I have a lot to talk about, and I am excited that Piers is giving me this opportunity,” Morris wrote cryptically. “You won’t be disappointed, so tune in.”
Fox’s ratings have fallen dramatically in the wake of last year’s election. Press reports indicate the cable channel is re-evaluating its approach after President Obama’s strong re-election victory, despite the fact a number of Fox hosts and analysts predicted otherwise.