Bill O’Reilly is considering his big return to cable news, taking up his throne at the 8 p.m. slot. However, we’re not talking about replacing Tucker Carlson at Fox…
Bill is in negotiations with Newsmax TV, sources told Page Six.
Sources claim that O’Reilly is in late-term discussions with Newsmax about forming a new cable TV show.
It’s been one year since the disclosure of sexual-harassment allegations forced the king of late night Fox News to abruptly depart. Despite the fact that he was the top-rated host in cable news.
However, other rumors are also swirling about Newsmax. The up and coming news outlet is allegedly chasing other former Fox News talent — Greta Van Susteren and Eric Bolling. Bolling has already signed a deal with CRTV for a digital show.
But that’s not all. Another big name could also join Newsmax for a late night panel show… Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer!
Page Six’s source claims, “The deals are not done yet, but talks are in the advanced stages, certainly with O’Reilly. The thinking is, following a 6 p.m. news show, Greta would anchor the 7 p.m. hour, O’Reilly would be back at 8 p.m., and Bolling could smoothly continue on at 9 p.m. Spicer and his cohorts would go on at 10 p.m., with the later slot allowing the show to be looser. But the deals are not yet signed and sealed.”
Fox News’ former executive vice president of news, Michael Clement, joined the Newsmax organization as broadcasting CEO back in April. This certainly helps build the case that Bill will be joining, as the two worked together for a long time.
Since leaving Fox News, O’Reilly has mostly focused on select interviews, and his website, “No Spin News.”
O’Reilly tweeted a grave warning to cable news late last week. Perhaps he intends to revive it!
Simply put, Americans now understand they are not getting honest information from TV news anymore. Very shortly, they will seek information on the internet and cable news in particular will suffer.
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) May 11, 2018
As we mentioned previously, his return to 8 p.m. will put Bill in competition for viewers with his Fox replacement, Tucker Carlson.
Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy — who is close friends with President Trump — has described Newsmax TV as “a kinder, gentler” version of Fox News. The service will air on cable and stream for free online.
Page Six reported that “Clemente declined to comment and Ruddy didn’t call back. O’Reilly’s manager, Evan Bell, could not be reached.”