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Christiane Amanpour

Gets Heave-Ho at ABC

Replaced by Stephanopoulos

12/13/2011 3:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Christiane Amanpour has gotten the boot from ABC, TMZ has learned.  She will be replaced as the host of the Sunday political show, "This Week," by George Stephanopoulos.

A well-placed source tells TMZ Christiane is going back to CNN as an international correspondent.

George will be doing double duty on "This Week" as well as "Good Morning America."

Here's what's interesting.  TMZ posted a story in September, saying there was talk at ABC about replacing George on GMA with the newsreader, Josh Elliot.  We said back then that the plan was for George to go back to "This Week" and that Josh would get the GMA anchor seat within a year.

Stay tuned ...

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DIANA A    

NEVER REALLY LIKED WATCHING HER. SHE DID NOT HAVE THE TOUCH TO HAVE A SHOW! LOVE GEORGE!

1008 days ago
17.

Barb    

Oh, good, another newsreader at ABC. Just like Fox News. More dumbing down. Christiane will be better off at CNN anyway where they report real news.

1008 days ago
18.

Hisjules    

test

1008 days ago
19.

Abe    

Christiane sucked on "This Week." I stopped watching the show as soon as that foreign b*tch took over. Can't stand her. Thank God she got fired.

x

1008 days ago
20.

Carl    

When you say "well placed sources" said she is going back to CNN, did you mean the CNN website? Because they posted that she was returning before you posted this story.

1008 days ago
21.

joan    

I am glad George is back, I can star*****ching again. This won't trip up his shot at the ABC evening news when Diane decides to leave I hope.

1008 days ago
22.

two cents    

I can't stand george. He's so damn arrogant. He's hardly impartial when interviewing politicians. His blue is showing. Besides, he has a face for radio. Ugh. I wish he'd go back to political shows only. He just doesn't fit with gma's style. What WERE thinking. Little man syndrome.

1008 days ago
23.

Mazor    

To be fair, he is much prettier than she is.

1008 days ago
24.

buxxy    

Christiane is the real deal and she is very credible - she belongs back on CNN.

1008 days ago
25.

freakshow    

Christiane Amanpour is better did you see that sit down interview George Stephanopoulos had with Ahmadinejad, Iranian president made him his b****

1008 days ago
26.

Kaffee    

I like when Ms. Amanpour reports the news, she is just too intense as a host--no charisma to speak of. George will do well on the show. Wish he would leave GMA--not a good fit--

1008 days ago
27.

Truth    

Mainstream America and Network TV was not ready for the likes of Christina. She belongs at CNN in an International capacity. She wont work in the middle America.
No brainer and someone at ABC has egg on their face today.

1008 days ago
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BECKY    

If they replace George on GMA, Ill never watch it again. He is why i watch it. Josh Elliott sucks and has no personality what so ever. He needs to go back to ESPN. Sorry Elliott nothing personal.

1008 days ago
29.

KellyinCA    

Why the hate for either? She's an extraordinarily astute and hard-nosed field journalist; he's an extraordinary analyst and moderator with the political cred to put it together for public consumption. Neither is necessarily going to be equally good working each other's beat. This is as nature intends.

1008 days ago
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tellmeaboutit     

Amanpour is one of the very few "journalists" left, serious about her job and her reporting. I'll be happy to see her back on CNN doing what she's best at, international reporting. Stephanopoulos has always reminded me of the news' version of Ryan Seacrest, not bad at what he does but more interested in climbing the ladder to more coin, one ass kiss at a time.

1008 days ago
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