Tucker Carlson is moving into the 8 p.m. hour as Bill O'Reilly exits Fox News while The Five is moving to primetime and Eric Bolling - a host of the panel program The Five - is getting a 5 p.m. show, the network said Wednesday.
Carlson replaced Megyn Kelly when she left last January and his show — Tucker Carlson Tonight — was an immediate hit, helped by record tune-in overall during the early tumultuous days of the administration of Donald Trump. Talk show host Laura Ingraham also was among those being considered for O'Reilly's recently vacated time slot.
The parent company of Fox News, 21st Century Fox, confirmed Wednesday that O'Reilly is not returning to the air. “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel," a statement read.
Carlson will move into the slot on Monday, April 24, the day O'Reilly was to return to a pre-planned vacation. The Five, the 5 p.m. panel show hosted by a rotating panel including Dana Perino, Bob Beckel, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Greg Gutfeld, Juan Williams and O'Reilly Factor contributor Jesse Watters will move to Carlson's 9 p.m. slot.