It has been a year since Bill O’Reilly left FOX News but he still has plenty of fans. Those folks will be happy to know O’Reilly may be making a comeback on another network. It sounds like the deal is almost done, too.
The New York Post has the story:
Bill O’Reilly in talks to return to cable news
Bill O’Reilly is in talks to head back to cable news in his old 8 p.m. slot, but this time at Newsmax TV, sources exclusively tell Page Six.
A year after O’Reilly’s abrupt exit from Fox News, where he was the top-rated host in cable news, the controversial anchor — who was forced out after the disclosure of sexual-harassment allegations and settlements paid to alleged victims — is in advanced discussions with Newsmax about developing a new show, we’re told.
Newsmax is also chasing other former Fox News talent — Greta Van Susteren and Eric Bolling have been approached to join as hosts of hourlong shows in prime time. Bolling already has a deal with CRTV for a digital show.
Adding to the Newsmax mix could be former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who we’re told is set to star on a politically focused late-night panel show.
An insider told Page Six, “The deals are not done yet, but talks are in the advanced stages, certainly with O’Reilly.
This would give right leaning folks another option besides FOX News. It would be nice to have a little variety, wouldn’t it?