Fox News Channel Rolls Out New Prime-Time Schedule LA Times
Despite dominating the cable news ratings, Fox News has decided to tinker with its prime-time programming lineup. The Los Angeles Times reports that the channel shuffled the schedule to make room in prime time for Megyn Kelly, who has been a fixture in 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 story reports. "The only show staying in place is 'The O'Reilly Factor,' hosted by Bill O'Reilly."
The changes take effect Oct. 7 -- the 17th anniversary of the network's launch.
In a statement, Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes said: "These changes will enable the network to continue setting the industry standard for years to come."
The channel said Kelly's new show will include breaking news, in-depth investigations and newsmaker interviews.