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Fox News relaunching prime-time schedule on Monday

The new faces of Fox News' prime-time lineup. From left: Laura Ingraham, Jesse Watters, Sean Hannity and Greg Gutfeld. (Courtesy image)
The new faces of Fox News’ prime-time lineup. From left: Laura Ingraham, Jesse Watters, Sean Hannity and Greg Gutfeld. (Courtesy image)

The Fox News Channel will debut a new prime-time schedule on Monday, with host Jesse Watters sliding into the time slot formerly occupied by commentator Tucker Carlson.

The revamped prime-time line-up was announced in late June, and will see some current Fox News shows moving to new time slots.

The relaunched Fox News prime-time schedule starting Monday is:

  • 7 p.m. Eastern Time: “The Ingraham Angle”
  • 8 p.m. Eastern Time: “Jesse Watters Primetime”
  • 9 p.m. Eastern Time: “Hannity”
  • 10 p.m. Eastern Time: “Gutfeld!”

“Fox News Channel has been America’s destination for news and analysis for more than 21 years, and we are thrilled to debut a new lineup,” Suzanne Scott, the CEO of Fox News Media, said in a statement. “The unique perspectives of Laura Ingraham, Jesse Watters, Sean Hannity, and Greg Gutfeld will ensure our viewers have access to unrivaled coverage from our best-in-class team for years to come.”

On Friday, Ingraham said she felt the new line-up would address concerns among some Americans that “things have gone so crazy in politics and the culture, [and] that they have very few voices that represented them, or that speak to them and speak to the issues they care about.”

“So, we’re going to try to do that every night, actually bring people stories that matter to their daily lives, and also that affect the future of the country and address them in ways that perhaps have been neglected,” Ingraham said. “The dominant perspective for politics and culture is oftentimes at odds with the way most Americans really feel.”

Watters said his program will continue to offer insight on current events and political matters that are underrepresented on other news channels.

“We cover the stories that a lot of other people don’t cover because we know what the American people care about,” Watters affirmed. “They care about crime, care about corruption, care about the border. When I cover a story, the first thing I think of is, do I care enough about this?”

Hannity believes each prime-time host will “put their own special fingerprint on the network and on their shows that will offer, you know, great programming.”

“They’re all phenomenal,” Hannity, who became the longest-tenured cable news host after surpassing CNN’s Larry King last year, said earlier this week.

Gutfeld said he won’t mess with a winning formula that has made him one of the highest late-night talk show hosts on television, though he’ll be doing his show in prime-time starting on Monday.

“I still consider my show to be late night, so I hope to keep dominating the entire night, perhaps the world, and if possible, the universe,” Gutfeld remarked.

Trace Gallagher will assume Gutfeld’s time slot at 11 p.m. with the headline show “Fox News @ Night,” which recaps the news of the day.

“It worked at midnight, and I think it’s going to be a star at 11,” Gallagher said.

Fox News Channel is available on major cable and satellite platforms across the country. Programming is also available on streaming cable alternatives like Sling TV, Fubo, Vidgo, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV, and an audio simulcast is available on SiriusXM (Channel 114).

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Matthew Keys is the publisher of The Desk and reports on the business and policy matters involving the broadcast television, streaming video and radio industries. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, Disney-ABC, Tribune Broadcasting and McNaughton Newspapers. Matthew is based in Northern California, has won numerous awards in the field of journalism, and is a member of IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors).