Mr. O’Reilly addressed his fans in a podcast posted to his personal website, claiming that “the truth will come out” about multiple harassment allegations against him.
The former Fox News anchor is set to return to television with a Sunday evening newsmagazine and then a morning show scheduled for the fall.
Mr. Freedman sought higher ratings for the show “Twenty-One” by giving questions to contestants in advance, in the hopes of creating more dramatic competition.
Prizes were also given to “Atlanta,” “Veep” and “Happy Valley.”
Rupert Murdoch prizes loyalty and profits, both of which his former Fox News host brought him in droves, but he has also proved that his hand can be forced.