Post-Tucker Carlson, Fox News hopes Jesse Watters will bring back viewers

Fox News is revamping its prime-time lineup, hoping Jesse Watters will bring back viewers following Tucker Carlson’s departure.

Lineup shakeup: The new schedule places Jesse Watters Primetime in Carlson’s old 8 p.m. slot, effective July 17.
* Laura Ingraham’s The Ingraham Angle will shift from 10 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Sean Hannity’s Hannity remains at 9 p.m.
* Gutfeld!, hosted by Greg Gutfeld, will move to 10 p.m., with Fox News @ Night at 11 p.m., anchored by Trace Gallagher.

Tucker Carlson’s exit: Carlson was taken off the air after Fox News settled a massive defamation lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems for $787.5 million over false claims of election fraud.
* He faces additional lawsuits for a hostile work environment, including allegations of bigotry and sexism.

Watters’ controversy: Jesse Watters, who joined Fox News in 2002, is no stranger to controversy, having promoted false narratives and receiving blowback for urging young conservatives to “ambush” Anthony Fauci.
* Despite his dismissal, Carlson is still under contract with Fox News and has premiered Tucker on Twitter, prompting a cease and desist letter from the network.

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