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"PBS will broadcast a BBC news program featuring Washington correspondent Katty Kay for the second half of Charlie Rose's vacated [11 p.m.] time slot [beginning Jan. 2], pairing it with a Christiane Amanpour program that began airing last week," AP's David Bauder writes.

More about the moves:

  • BBC's "Beyond 100 Days," featuring London-based Christian Fraser as co-anchor, began as a temporary show to report on the Trump administration, but has continued indefinitely — hence the unusual title.
  • "PBS has had to move quickly to find content for its 11 p.m. hour after ending Rose's show suddenly when he was accused of sexual misconduct. ... PBS faces the same challenge now at midnight after cutting Tavis Smiley loose on charges of inappropriate behavior."
  • "Amanpour's show is a rebroadcast of one that she does each weekday for CNN International, but it is not aired in the U.S."

P.S. "HBO [announced] its replacement for outgoing Sheila Nevins, the longtime head of documentary," per Hollywood Reporter: Longtime HBO execs "Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller will share the title of executive vp HBO documentary and family programming when Nevins officially departs in early 2018."

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