Sean Hannity Chosen to Take Over Fired Fox News Host Tucker Carlson's Prime Time Slot: Report 

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May 17 2023, Published 2:15 p.m. ET

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Sean Hannity is reportedly gearing up to take over Tucker Carlson's 8 p.m. Fox News time slot after the conservative commentator's bombshell firing in late April.

The 61-year-old, who broke the record last year for longest running primetime cable news host, made his debut on the notoriously conservative network in 1996 and currently helms a political talk show named after himself.

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"FOXNEWS is preparing to announce an ambitious new schedule," The Drudge Report said on Wednesday, May 17. "A schedule where every hour of primetime will change! TOP SOURCE TELLS DRUDGE: ‘IT’S OUR BOLDEST AND MOST FEARLESS LINE-UP EVER’…"

The report also noted that Fox News personalities Jesse Watters — who currently occupies the 7 p.m. slot — and Greg Gutfeld — whose late night show airs at 11 p.m. — would also be included in the new primetime lineup, though no further information was given.

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Fox News has yet to announce the change, and a spokesperson for the major news network denied Drudge's scoop.

"No decision has been made on a new primetime line-up and there are multiple scenarios under consideration," the rep said in a statement released on Wednesday.

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This comes less than a month after the network confirmed they were parting ways with Carlson after four years.

"We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor," Fox said in a statement at the time, before clarifying that Tucker Carlson Tonight's 8 p.m. time slot would temporarily be filled by FOX News Tonight with a rotating list of guest hosts.

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The sudden and unexplained firing left friends and fans shocked — including Hannity.

"It’s very hard," he said on a late April installment of his radio show. "My phone has been blowing up all day. The hard part for me is I don’t have a clue… I have no idea. Was it Tucker’s decision? Was it Fox’s? Was it a mutual agreement that they had? I don’t know."

"I guess people think that because I’ve been there the longest that I’d have some knowledge or understanding of what’s going on, but… I just don’t," Hannity added. "For those who think I should, I say to those people: ‘I don’t own the company.’"

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The spokesperson told Mediaite that Fox News had yet to make a decision.


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