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10/18/2011 11:07 am ET | Updated Dec 18, 2011

CNN, ABC Announce New GOP Debates

On Monday, CNN and ABC both announced new GOP debates, adding to an extremely busy primary season that has already seen five debates in just the past two months.

ABC will host a debate the Saturday before the country's first 2012 Republican primary race in New Hampshire. ABC's Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos will moderate the debate, which starts at 9 p.m. E/T, in front of a live audience at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. CNN hosted a previous debate in June in the same venue.

The day after, voters can look forward to another debate to be hosted by NBC and Facebook on the Sunday before the race.

Meanwhile, CNN has also announced that it will host a debate on national security and foreign policy on Tuesday, November 15 at 8 p.m. E/T. The network will be co-sponsoring the event in partnership with the think tanks Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute. The location and format have yet to be announced.

The network is already preparing for its third GOP debate on Tuesday night in Las Vegas. Anderson Cooper, the debate's moderator, offered viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the set-up on Monday.

There have already been eight debates since May, with CNN and Fox News each having co-sponsored three. Below, see the debates that have taken place this election season.

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