‘Fox News Tonight’ Replaces Tucker Carlson’s Show
The new show started Monday night and will feature rotating Fox News personalities until a new host is named.
Tucker Carlson’s popular show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” has held the weeknight 8 p.m. slot since 2017, when it replaced Bill O’Reilly’s show after he was fired from the network.
Often pushing conspiracy theories and racist narratives, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” became one of the most-watched shows in prime-time cable news, averaging 3.25 million viewers in the first quarter of this year.
The Fox News host Harris Faulkner said Monday while on air that, starting Monday evening, the interim show, “Fox News Tonight,” would fill the 8 p.m. hour “with rotating Fox News personalities until a new host is named.”
Brian Kilmeade was the first host on Monday night, and he told viewers in brief comments: “As you probably have heard, Fox News and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. I wish Tucker the best. I’m great friends with Tucker and always will be.”
Mr. Carlson’s last show was on Friday. In it, he appeared to not know it was his finale. He ate a sausage and pineapple pizza with a delivery man who had thwarted a man running from police and told viewers: “We’ll be back on Monday. In the meantime, have the best weekend with the ones that you love.”