Fox News is preparing to have Sean Hannity take over ousted host Tucker Carlson’s 8 p.m. time slot, and is moving both Jesse Watters and Greg Gutfeld to prime time, according to The Drudge Report.
“FOXNEWS preparing to announce ambitious new schedule, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned, a schedule where every hour of primetime will change! TOP SOURCE: ‘IT’S OUR BOLDEST AND MOST FEARLESS LINE-UP EVER’… DEVELOPING…,” Drudge reported.
A Fox News spokesman told Mediaite that “no decision has been made” but noted that there are “multiple scenarios under consideration” for a new primetime line-up.
Carlson recently announced that a new version of his show will soon be viewable exclusively on Twitter.
“You can’t have a free society if people aren’t allowed to say what they think is true,” Carlson argued in a video posted on the social media platform. “Speech is the fundamental prerequisite for democracy. That’s why it’s inshrined in the first of our constitutional amendments.”
The popular conservative then praised Twitter as one of the only free speech platforms left in the world, but warned that it is dominated by news media which he described as “thinly disguised propaganda outlets.”
“Starting soon, we’ll be bringing a new version of the show we’ve been doing for the last six and a half years to Twitter,” Carlson said. “We’ll bring some other things, too, which we’ll tell you about. But for now we’re just grateful to be here. Free speech is the main right that you have. Without it, you have no others. See you soon.”
Last month, popular podcaster Joe Rogan said it was “shocking” when Fox News fired the superstar host and predicted Carlson would move his show online “unless [Fox News] paid him off.”
“But if I was Fox News, that’s the last thing I would want,” Rogan added. “So I would make sure that we have him locked up for the entire term of some contract, some no-compete, and pay him off. You’d be better off just giving him the same amount of money he made when he was on the air than you would if he was opposing you.”
This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.