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Laura Ingraham to Take New Ten O’Clock Show at Fox News

(Updated)

Laura Ingraham at the Republican National Convention / Getty
Laura Ingraham at the Republican National Convention / Getty

Conservative radio host and television commentator Laura Ingraham is set to become a prime time host, filling the 10 p.m. ET slot at Fox News.

Ingraham has been telling friends that the deal is essentially done, with just a few details to iron out, CNN reports.

CNN reported that "while there may be one or two final details to negotiate, Ingraham has been telling friends that the deal is essentially done."

A Fox News spokesperson told the Washington Free Beacon that "there is no deal in place" as of yet.

Ingraham's taking over of ten o'clock is part of a larger restructuring of Fox's lineup. Sean Hannity's show will move from its current ten o'clock slot to nine p.m. And "The Five" will move back to five p.m. from its current nine o'clock time.

This shift was almost certainly prompted by the firing of Eric Bolling and concurrent cancelling of Bolling's panel show, "The Specialists," which previously filled the five o'clock slot. Bolling had been under internal investigation following accusations of sexual misconduct on his part, claims which Bolling fervently denies.

Bolling's sudden exit is part of a larger shake-up at Fox prompted by allegations of sexual misconduct. Fox Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes left in July 2016, while Bill O'Reilly left in April after 21 years at the network, both for similar reasons.

It is not known when the show will begin airing, but CNN's sources say that the deal has been confirmed.

UPDATED Tuesday, 12:11 A.M.: This article was updated with a comment from a Fox News spokesperson.