Fox News reshuffles prime time to make room for Megyn Kelly
Fox News is shuffling its prime-time lineup to make room for Megyn Kelly, who is moving there from daytime.
Kelly’s new show “The Kelly File,” is being given the plum 9 p.m. Eastern time slot. The current occupant of that hour, Sean Hannity, will move to 10 p.m. and Greta Van Susteren will go to 7 p.m. to replace Shep Smith’s evening newscast.
The only show staying in place is “The O’Reilly Factor,” hosted by Bill O’Reilly.
The new lineup will take effect Oct. 7, which happens to be the 17th annniversary of the launch of Fox News.
“These changes will enable the network to continue setting the industry standard for years to come,” Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes said in a statement.
Fox News said “The Kelly File” will feature late-breaking stories and in-depth investigative work as well as newsmaker interviews.
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