The cable news channel seems to be exploring programming options in the event that Eric Bolling does not return. Bolling is the centerpiece of the 5 p.m. show that was created when “The Five” moved to 9. It is called “Fox News Specialists.”

Earlier this month Bolling was suspended pending a probe into accusations that he sent lewd texts to colleagues, which he has denied.

If Fox News executives need to replace “The Specialists,” “The Five” could be shifted back to its original 5 p.m. time slot. Then Ingraham could take over at 9 p.m.