'O'Reilly Factor' reduced to four days a week: report

'O'Reilly Factor' reduced to four days a week: report
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"The O'Reilly Factor" has reportedly been scaled back from five days a week to four, as Fox News host Bill O'Reilly deals with the fallout from a report of sexual harassment allegations against him.

Politico reported on Thursday that O'Reilly's program will air Mondays through Thursdays, with different programming at the end of the work week.

Over the past few months, O’Reilly hosted his Friday program only twice — last Friday and Inauguration Day back in January. Other Fox hosts such as Bret Baier, Eric Bolling, Chris Wallace and Jesse Watters have filled in for him.

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Although unannounced, Fox News is reportedly planning a spinoff show called “Friday Factor,” which would feature a rotating lineup of hosts to fill O’Reilly’s chair. 

A Fox spokesperson told the newspaper that “Friday Factor” has been the name in the television listings for the past few weeks, although the show’s format — including logo and opening — have not changed. 

O’Reilly is on vacation for the next few weeks, which he announced Tuesday.

His vacation comes at a time when a sexual misconduct controversy is looming over both the Fox News host and his network. Over 90 companies have pulled out their ads from his show after reports surfaced that he has paid $13 million to five women to settle claims of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct.