A longtime Fox News host who exited the cable channel amid headlines and legal action has landed a gig hosting a block of programs on Lifetime.
Lifetime announced plans today for the Monday night programming block “Justice for Women with Gretchen Carlson.” Carlson is a former Miss America who now chairs the Miss America board of directors. She was at Fox News from 2005 until 2016, when she left the network and filed a lawsuit against then Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes accusing him of sexual harassment.
Carlson’s action set off a torrent of allegations against Ailes, who was forced to resign. Fox News parent 21st Century Fox reportedly settled the lawsuit for $20 million. Ailes died in May 2017.
Lifetime announced today that Carlson’s new programming block centers on “shows that highlight women who display courage, bravery and compassion in the pursuit of justice and fairness.”
The block, which launches June 18, consists of the new series “Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol” followed by season four of “Escaping Polygamy.” Carlson will host the two-hour block and will narrate “Live PD Presents,” along with presenting wraps between the shows.
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