Longtime “O’Reilly Factor” correspondent Jesse Watters is getting his own Fox News show.
FNC Executive Vice President of Programming Suzanne Scott announced Thursday that “Watters’ World” will begin airing weekly on Saturdays at 8:00 pm, starting January 7, 2017.
“Jesse’s monthly specials have proven extremely popular,” Scott wrote in a statement. “We are confident the ‘Watters’ World’ weekly airings will make a great addition to our weekend lineup.”
In addition to the comedic, man-on-the-street interviews that first made him a household name, Watters’ show will also include a “rotating panel of commentators” and “interviews with high-profile guests.”
I am humbled that Fox News Channel has given me this opportunity,” Watters said of his new gig. “I look forward to viewers entering my world more often and wouldn’t be in this position for Bill [O’Reilly].”
The addition of a weekly “Watters World” broadcast caps off a flurry of scheduling moves for Fox News. (RELATED: Tucker Carlson To Take Over For Megyn Kelly At 9:00 PM)
Earlier on Thursday, FNC announced Tucker Carlson — currently the host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” — would take over for the departing Megyn Kelly in the 9:00 pm, EST slot.
Marth MacCallum will fill Carlson’s previous time at 7:00 pm, EST.