Last month we learned that Megyn Kelly was leaving her daytime anchor gig to take over a Fox News primetime slot. According to an “exclusive” Drudge Report flash this afternoon, that time slot will be 9 p.m. ET.
“Superstar newswoman Megyn Kelly has landed the 9 PM slot, top sources reveal,” the Drudge Report wrote. “The shock announcement is set for later this month.”
Fox’s 9 p.m. hour is currently helmed by Sean Hannity, leading to speculation over whether he could be out of a primetime gig.
There are many possible outcomes from this lineup change, but here are some of the most likely: Hannity moves to 10 p.m., pushing Greta Van Susteren up to the 7 p.m. currently inhabited by Shepard Smith‘s second show of the day. Or Van Susteren keeps the 10 p.m. slot and Hannity moves to 7 p.m., becoming Bill O’Reilly‘s new lead-in. Or Van Susteren moves to weekend primetime, despite previous reports suggesting she is signed for a “daily” show.
We’ll keep an eye on this story for any further developments…
UPDATE: A Fox spokesperson tells Mediaite:
“We will neither confirm nor deny any programming schedule changes. As previously stated, the network has signed long-term deals with Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier, Shepard Smith, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Susteren.”
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