ABC programming changes in 2019: The Drum moves to primetime

• The Drum will move to a new timeslot on ABC TV in 2019 with an expanded format.

Ahead of its reveal today in Melbourne of its 2019 schedule, ABC TV has flagged a number of moves.

ABC current affairs panel show The Drum will move to a new timeslot on ABC TV in 2019 with an expanded format.

The Drum will run for an hour from 6pm AEDT as a lively lead-in to the flagship ABC 7pm News, replayed at 7pm AEDT on the ABC News channel.

Julia Baird and Ellen Fanning will continue to share hosting duties during the week.

Patricia Karvelas has an expanded role from 4pm weekday afternoons on the ABC News channel. Karvelas will deliver viewers news-breaking interviews and analysis of politics and national affairs.

Jeremy Fernandez and Karina Carvalho will host the ABC News channel from 8pm to 9.45pm.

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