Fox News’ Tucker Carlson will host a Republican presidential debate Sunday on the cable network at 8:30 p.M.
EST, a source close to the network said on Friday.
Carlson, who hosts a nightly “Tucker Carlson Tonight” show, will host the debate at the University of Michigan, which will host its first presidential debate on Feb. 6, the source said.
The network also has a GOP primary debate on March 1.
A Democratic debate is set for March 9.
Carlson’s show airs on Fox News Channel.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has been scheduled to appear at the debate, but has not yet decided if he will participate.
Rubio, a former Florida governor and U.S. senator, has said he wants to “take on Hillary Clinton and her agenda” and “make the case that I am the strongest, most capable and best-qualified candidate to take on the Democratic Party establishment and elect a president who will take the fight to the radical left.”
A Democratic opponent has been announced for the GOP debate, which is expected to be hosted by NBC News’ Chuck Todd, a longtime Clinton ally.
CNN has not announced the date for the Democratic debate, though it is expected the network will hold the debate in a town hall format.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper have hosted GOP presidential debates, as has CNN anchor Jake Tapper.
The Democratic debate was also scheduled to take place the same week that Clinton is set to hold a fundraiser for President Barack Obama in Chicago.
CNN had scheduled the debate to takeplace Feb. 11 in Detroit.
Carlson will take over for CNN’s Chuck Todd on Sunday morning.
CNN on Thursday announced that it was withdrawing its debate from February as the Democratic and Republican candidates’ campaigns announced they were canceling the debates.
In a statement, CNN said it was “working hard to make sure that this is a respectful and productive debate.”
The Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a town-hall-style meeting in St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 5, 2020.
CNN and Fox News have both pulled their debates from Feb. 9-12.
Trump has said the debate schedule is not “rigged” and that it is “rigging” the system to ensure that he wins the nomination.