Tucker Carlson’s popular show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” has held the weeknight 8 p.m. slot since 2017, when it replaced Bill O’Reilly’s show after he was fired from the network.
Often pushing conspiracy theories and racist narratives, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” became one of the most-watched show in prime-time cable news, averaging 3.25 million viewers in the first quarter of this year.
A Fox spokeswoman said on Monday that the show would be replaced with a new program called “Fox News Tonight.”
The Fox News host Harris Faulkner said Monday while on air that, starting Monday evening, the interim show would fill the 8 p.m. hour “with rotating Fox News personalities until a new host is named.”
Mr. Carlson’s last show was on Friday. In it, he appeared to not know it was his finale. He ate a sausage and pineapple pizza with a delivery man who had thwarted a man running from police and told viewers: “We’ll be back on Monday. In the meantime, have the best weekend with the ones that you love.”