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Christiane Amanpour's new show takes Charlie Rose's PBS timeslot

Charlie Rose is gone, and Christiane Amanpour is here to stay.

The longtime CNN correspondent will lead a new PBS talk show alongside a cast of regular contributors, CNN announced Tuesday. Amanpour & Company will take Rose's former 11 p.m. timeslot starting in July.

Rebroadcasts of CNN's Amanpour have replaced Rose's PBS show since he was fired last November in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. This permanent replacement has been in the works for five months, per CNN. And Amanpour didn't ignore how she got the job.

"I am also thrilled to be a female filling this role at this time!" she said in her statement, alluding to the fact that more than 30 women have shared their allegations of Rose's inappropriate behavior.

When allegations first surfaced, Rose told The Washington Post he "behaved insensitively at times." But when the Post revealed 27 more accounts last week, he called the story "inaccurate." Three of Rose's CBS co-workers have since sued him for sexual harassment.