Newt Gingrich and S.E. Cupp on the right and Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones on the left will bring back the debate show on Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m.. CNN's previous regime axed "Crossfire," which began in 1982, in 2005 after criticism from Jon Stewart that it was "hurting America" with insincere arguments.
ABC's Senior White House Correspondent was hired on Dec. 20 as CNN's Washington correspondent. He now hosts "The Lead" weekdays at 4 p.m.
Poached from ESPN on Jan. 25 to anchor a new weekend sports show later this year and to cover big sports events.
Hired Jan. 29 from ABC News to host a morning show, later named "New Day," to take on broadcast and cable rivals.
Hired from KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles in March to join the new Chris Cuomo-Kate Bolduan morning show.
The longtime host on Canada's CBC was tapped for a weekly, hourlong interview show, "Stroumboulopoulos," starting in the summer.
CNN added Mr. Spurlock's docu-series "Inside Man" Sundays at 10 p.m. on June 23, too late for the original plan to follow Anthony Bourdain.
Stephanie Cutter and Kevin Madden
CNN said May 29 that the Democratic and Republican strategists, respectively, will join the network as political commentators across shows.
CNN said it would add producer and director Ridley Scott's eight-episode series "Crimes of the Century" following Morgan Spurlock's "Inside Man."
His 9 p.m. show changed March 11 from "Piers Morgan Tonight" to "Piers Morgan Live" as it began airing live more often. The new name also echoed the more-popular program Mr. Morgan replaced: "Larry King Live."
"The Situation Room" will go from two hours to 90 minutes, making room for "Crossfire." But Mr. Blitzer will also host CNN's 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. time slot.
CNN decided in February to stop repeating "Anderson Cooper 360" at 10 p.m. and announced in August that Mr. Cooper will host a new show, "AC360 Later," during that time.