The news was first reported by the Los Angeles Times, which reported that Dobbs will be unlikely to return to air, although he still has a contract with Fox News Media.
“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 Fox News Media spokesperson told The Post in an email. “A new 5 p.m. program will be announced in the near future.”
The nearly 300-page complaint alleges the network and hosts such as Dobbs “decimated” the company’s future earnings by falsely accusing it of helping to rig the presidential election in favor of Joe Biden. Dobbs frequently used his program to air his anger over claims of voter fraud in the last presidential election.
In a Nov. 12 episode of “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Giuliani claimed that Smartmatic was founded by three Venezuelans close to former dictator Hugo Chávez “in order to fix elections.” Dobbs thanked Giuliani for being “on the case,” which the host said “has the feeling of a coverup in certain places.”
In a response to the suit issued Thursday, Fox said it is “committed to providing the full context of every story with in-depth reporting and clear opinion. We are proud of our 2020 election coverage and will vigorously defend this meritless lawsuit in court.”
Starting Monday, the network is airing an interim show called Fox Business Tonight, with a rotating set of hosts. Jackie DeAngelis will host Monday and Tuesday and David Asman will host on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the network said.
Sarah Ellison contributed. This story has been updated.