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Fox Host Guilfoyle Won't Watch Fox Series 'Lucifer'

Fox Host Guilfoyle Won't Watch Fox Series 'Lucifer'
Fox News Channel's Kimberly Guilfoyle. (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 11 June 2015 09:03 PM

Fox News Channel's Kimberly Guilfoyle tells Newsmax TV she will never watch Fox Broadcasting’s controversial new series "Lucifer," and won't let her 8-year-old son view it, either.

"I mean look, people are going to put what they want out there on television. That's a separate division from Fox News. Personally, I wouldn't watch something like that," Guilfoyle said Thursday during a visit to the "The Steve Malzberg Show."

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"That's my choice, but this is how the free market operates in this country. If it's something that you are opposed to or you don't want your children or family to see, then do not watch it and the market can send a message."

Guilfoyle host of FNC’s "The Five," is author of "Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate," published by Harper.

Fox Broadcasting, know for the "Simpsons" and this season’s hit "Empire," has been under fire for its new drama, "Lucifer," in which the Devil ditches Hell for Los Angeles and opens an upscale nightclub. It stars Tom Ellis as the Devil and is loosely based on the DC Comic, "The Sandman."

Christian groups are up in arms that the show, slated to air next year, is about the world's most evil character.

A group called One Million Moms, which is part of the American Family Association, a Christian watchdog group, has collected about 140,000 signatures for a petition to stop it from airing.

Guilfoyle told Steve Malzberg she's not the only one who will steer clear of "Lucifer" — she's keeping her son away from the TV when it's on.

"Eight years old. No, I would not [let him watch]," Guilfoyle said.

Her remarks come just one day after Alan Keyes, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told Newsmax TV that Fox will "spit in the face" of God-fearing conservatives if it goes ahead with the show.

Speaking of her popular show, "The Five" — on which five Fox News personalities discuss current issues in a roundtable discussion — Guilfoyle, a former prosecutor and assistant district attorney in California, said she has Fox News chief Roger Ailes to thank for it.

"Roger Ailes, he's incredible. He's the one that created 'The Five' and came up with the idea for it," she said.

Her new book chronicles how her life was shaped by her mother's early death to leukemia and her father's push for her to become as resilient and self-empowered.

"I just feel so blessed to have had the time that I had with my mother. She made it so impactful in terms of how she raised me and my little brother, the values that she instilled in us, the way she inspired us and how she lived her everyday life.

"She didn't make her life about her, she made it about other people, was always involved in service," Guilfoyle said.

"I really enjoyed the time that I had with her and, of course, I was devastated when she passed away. She was incredibly loving and a wonderful mother, but I feel that God didn't take her until she had instilled everything in us that we needed those gifts and tools."

She said with her mother's death, her father took the reins.

"He wanted to make sure that I was a young woman that was going to be filled with life and love and also advocacy on my own behalf that there wasn't anything that somebody could say or do that I wouldn't be able to advocate for myself that I would live a powerful life," Guilfoyle said.

"When I left the San Francisco DA's office, I went down to the Los Angeles district attorney's office and I was able to try a tremendous amount, very serious cases and working in gang neighborhoods, impoverished neighborhoods — really make a difference and be impactful in those communities.

"So it was from all of that experience that I became the prosecutor that I was … Be courageous, be fearless and go pursue it. Worst case scenario if you don't like it, you could come home, but at least you tried."

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