ABC has announced programming changes for 2019 under is News division.
The Drum is moving from 5pm to 6pm, with hosting shared by both Julia Baird and Ellen Fanning.
It will run for an hour from leading into the 7pm News, and to be replayed at 7pm AEDT on the ABC News channel.
The change follows ABC attempting to revamp the 6pm slot this year with Think Tank but abandoning plans for lifestyle series Escape from the City.
Meanwhile Patricia Karvelas takes on an expanded role from 4pm weekday afternoons on the ABC News channel, with interviews and analysis of politics and national affairs.
From 8pm to 9:45pm on ABC News Jeremy Fernandez and Karina Carvalho cover the main stories of the day at home and abroad.
ABC’s 2019 Content Launch takes place in Melbourne this afternoon.