CNN Sets ‘King Charles’ Premiere Date

CNN has set Nov. 29 as the premiere date for King Charles, the primetime limited series hosted by Gayle King and Charles Barkley.

The show will air at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesdays, although the second week will be an hour earlier because of the GOP debate on Dec. 6.

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In a promo, King called the show “our unfiltered take on the biggest stories of the day.”

The show’s genesis was during the tenure of Chris Licht, the former CNN boss who was ousted in June. Licht had sought to shore up the network’s primetime lineup with star personalities, even if that meant once-a-week primetime shows. MSNBC already has done that, with The Rachel Maddow Show now appearing only on Mondays after Maddow signed a new contract that pulled back on her regular appearances.

King will continue in her role as co-host of CBS Mornings, as well as her SiriusXM show, while Barkley continues as an analyst for Inside the NBA on TNT.

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