Charlie Rose To Host Primetime Show

05/20/2013 08:44 am ET | Updated May 20, 2013
AP

Charlie Rose will add another show to his already-packed TV hosting schedule.

The New York Times reported on Sunday that Rose will add a new primetime show on Friday nights beginning in July. The new show will use select segments from his late night PBS show "The Charlie Rose Show," combined with new feature interviews. The half-hour show will be called "Charlie Rose Weekend" and broadcast from 8:30 - 9:00 p.m.

In a statement to PBS, Rose spoke highly of the new gig. He said, "PBS is my first broadcast home and I’m excited to embark on a new project that, while distinctly different in nature from 'Charlie Rose', will build on its history and harness the possibilities of the future by a full use of technology and social media. We will offer a fresh look at the people shaping our lives and the questions that demand answers and context. By bringing together top newsmakers each week and engaging the audience in innovative ways, we will invite viewers to start their weekends on Friday with PBS."

PBS' chief programming executive Beth Hoppe said that Rose's new show will serve as a bridge between the network's "Friday evening news and public affairs programming and [its] arts and culture programming."

PBS is not the first network to bring Friday night viewers primetime news programming. NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" had been moved throughout the weekly schedule but held its primetime slot on Friday nights since November 2012. Though the show was often praised for its longform reporting, "Rock Center" failed to really resonate with audiences and was canceled earlier this month. Its final broadcast will air in June.

Rose already hosts a nightly PBS interview show and "CBS This Morning" on weekdays from 7-9:00 a.m.

This post has been updated with information from PBS.

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