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Fox Business Network pulled the plug on long-running series “Lou Dobbs Tonight.” The cancellation comes one day after Fox News and three of its hosts, Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro, were sued for $2.7 billion by a voting-technology company that claims they conspired to spread false claims that the company helped “steal” the presidential election.
“As we said in October, Fox News Media regularly considers programming changes and plans have been in place to launch new formats as appropriate post-election, including on Fox Business – this is part of those planned changes. A new 5 p.m. program will be announced in the near future,” said the network in a statement.
This week, Fox Business Network will fill the 5 p.m. ET hour vacated by Dobbs and now titled “Fox Business Tonight” with substitute hosts Jackie DeAngelis on Monday and Tuesday and David Asman on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It will repeat at 7 p.m. EST, as Dobbs’ show did. Dobbs remains under contract at Fox News, but is not expected to be see on any of the company’s networks again.