Laura Ingraham set to join Fox News’ as prime-time host

Conservative commentator will join ’s prime-time lineup as a host on Oct. 30, the network announced Monday.

Ingraham, a longtime contributor to Fox News, will be the weeknight host of “The Ingraham Angle,” at 10 p.m. ET. on Sept. 25 will move to 9 p.m. ET, replacing “The Five,” which will return to its 5 p.m. slot.

Hannity will now go head-to-head with ideological opposite Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.

The 5 p.m. hour had been filled by “Fox News Specialists,” but the program was canceled Sept. 8 after host Eric Bolling was fired amid sexual harassment allegations, which he has denied.

The lineup change is the third this year for Fox News, which long had been known for the stability of its schedule. However, sexual harassment investigations have taken out two hosts — Bolling and prime-time star Bill O’Reilly.

In January, the network also moved Tucker Carlson into the 9 p.m. ET time period to replace the departing Megyn Kelly, who starts a new show next week on NBC. Carlson moved to 8 p.m. ET in April to replace O’Reilly.

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