After 19 years of appearing on the BBC's Friday schedule, the satirical comedy programme starring Ian Hislop and Paul Merton was moved to a day earlier in 2010.
The decision proved unpopular with several stars connected to the show, including regular host Alexander Armstrong, who told the PA: "I bitterly, bitterly resent it having moved to Thursday, I have to say. Thursday is a terrible night - that's as a viewer, not as a participant. I don't know what it's doing on Thursday."
However, BBC One controller Danny Cohen today confirmed that the series would move back to its original schedule.
"Have I Got News For You had one very successful series on Thursday nights but we've decided to move it back to Fridays where the whole of the week's news can be discussed and satirised, giving viewers the most entertaining start to their weekend," Cohen explained.