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Tucker Carlson To Take ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ Timeslot

Related: Fox News Drops Bill O'Reilly

Fox News wasted no time in replacing departing on-air personality Bill O'Reilly, announcing Wednesday it will move Tucker Carlson into O'Reilly's 8 p.m. timeslot.

The network said beginning April 24, Carlson’s Tucker Carlson Tonight series will replace the network's top rated show The O’Reilly Factor, after O’Reilly was dismissed from Fox News Wednesday amid sexual harassment allegations. Tucker Carlson Tonight this past January replaced The Kelly File at 9 p.m. following host Megyn Kelly's move to NBC News.

The Factor will continue on Fox News for the remainder of the week at 8 p.m. with guest hosts Dana Perino tonight and Thursday night, and Greg Gutfeld on Friday night.

The network’s 5 p.m. series The Five will replace Tucker Carlson Tonight at 9 p.m., according to officials. Special Report with Brett Baier will fill the 5 to 7 p.m. timeslot through May 1, after which a new, one-hour program hosted by Eric Bolling debuts, according to Fox News officials. 

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.