CNN announce its new primetime lineup, one without Eliot Spitzer's In the Arena.
Instead, Anderson Cooper 360 will move to 8 p.m. starting Aug. 8, and be re-broadcast at its former 10 p.m. timeslot. Erin Burnett's new program will debut at 7 p.m. (with a re-air at 11 p.m.), bumping John King, U.S.A. to 6 p.m. Burnett's program is expected to premiere in late September.
The shift puts Cooper in the lead primetime hour, where Fox News Channel has Bill O'Reilly and MSNBC has Lawrence O'Donnell.
In the Arena is out of the arena after less than a year on the air, after undergoing transformations in format that ultimately failed to improve its ratings. The program originally debuted as Parker/Spitzer last fall then shifted to a solo anchor roundtable format with co-host Kathleen Parker's exit in February.
The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer moves to 4-6 p.m. following CNN Newsroom, which will now run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Piers Morgan Tonight will stay at its regular 9 p.m. slot, and encore at midnight
CNN's new full schedule below:
6a-9 a.m.: American Morning
9a-4 p.m.: CNN Newsroom
4 p.m.: Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
6 p.m.: John King, USA
7 p.m.: Erin Burnett
8 p.m.: Anderson Cooper 360Â°
9 p.m.: Piers Morgan Tonight
10 p.m.: AC 360 re-air
11 p.m.: Erin Burnett re-air
12 a.m.: Piers Morgan Tonight re-air