Fox makes Bill O’Reilly’s ousting official with statement … and look who’s moving to primetime

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Fox News released a brief and highly anticipated statement about Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday.

 

NEW YORK — April 19, 2017 – Bill O’Reilly will depart FOX News Channel effective immediately, announced 21st Century Fox.

In making the announcement, 21st Century Fox said, “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.”

Beginning Monday, April 24th, Tucker Carlson Tonight will take over the 8PM timeslot, broadcasting live from FNC’s Washington, DC bureau. The Factor will continue for the remainder of this week at 8PM with guest hosts Dana Perino tonight and Thursday night and Greg Gutfeld on Friday night. Additionally, The Five will move into the 9PM timeslot starting Monday.

New programming and debut dates are as follows:

  • 5 PM/ET – a one hour program hosted by Eric Bolling to debut on May 1st. For the week of April 24th-28th, Special Report with Bret Baier will fill the 5-7PMtimeslot.

  • 7 PM/ET – The Story with Martha MacCallum (LIVE) *debuts on Monday, May 1st. MacCallum continues anchoring The First 100 Days through April 28th.

  • 8 PM/ET – Tucker Carlson Tonight (LIVE)

  • 9 PM/ET– The Five (LIVE) with co-hosts; Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dana Perino, Bob Beckel, Greg Gutfeld, Jesse Watters and Juan Williams.

  • 10 PM/ET – Hannity 

Related: Sources say Bill O’Reilly is out at Fox News; attorney says evidence of a smear is ‘irrefutable’

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