As a temporary measure until a new host is found, Fox said that it will start airing a new program dubbed “Fox News Tonight” at 8 p.m. on Monday.
The highest-rated prime-time host on Fox, Carlson averaged more than 3 million viewers per night, more than any other cable television commentator.
After the network agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems $787.5 million to resolve a defamation lawsuit over coverage of former President Trump’s bogus allegations of election fraud and the firm’s software, Carlson left the network less than a week later.
Top network hosts, including Carlson, had their private correspondence made public in depositions obtained by Dominion’s attorneys.
In a well-known text conversation with Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, Carlson declared his “passionate” hatred for Trump and referred to the former president’s allegations of voting fraud as “insane.”
When Carlson’s program debuted in 2016, it often featured divisive guests and segments on issues of racism, immigration, and other current political hot topics.
His hour-long opinion show, which included an opening monologue and talks with guests, often served as a testing ground for Republican candidates for office and conservative activists trying to increase their support from funders and voters.
Trump participated in a lengthy interview with Carlson earlier this month, during which the former president attacked Democrats and the media.
The network’s afternoon “Outnumbered” show was where the resignation of Carlson was announced. Host Harris Faulkner echoed the outlet’s official statement, adding that it had been a mutual decision and thanked Carlson for his time at Fox.
Carlson said he anticipated returning to the network’s airwaves on Monday during his most recent appearance on the network on Friday.
That’s all from us for the week, Carlson concluded. “Monday, we’ll be back.”
Carlson, who had worked there as a copy editor and fact-checker at the organization’s now-defunct policy review quarterly, spoke at a Heritage Foundation event on Friday.
Following Carlson’s address, Heritage President Kevin Roberts said, “If things go south for Fox News, there’s always a job for you here.”