Fox News To Launch ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ On Nov. 14

Fox News will launch its new Tucker Carlson Tonight series on Nov. 14, the network said Thursday.

The series will feature the veteran Fox News political contributor as he tackles issues largely uncovered by the mainstream media, said network officials. Carlson joined Fox News in 2009 after stints at MSNBC and CNN.

The series replaces On The Record With Brit Hume, which launched in September after Hume took over the show for the departed Grata Van Susteren.

The announcement comes on the heels of Fox News’ highly rated election night and post election coverage. The network delivered 7.8 million viewers for Hillary Clinton’s concession speech Wednesday during the 11 am to noon time period, and 5.9 million viewers in primetime, besting all cable news networks, according to Nielsen.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.