Giles Coren is to host a television version of BBC Radio 4 arts programme Front Row.
The new show will run for a seven-week season on BBC2.
The opinionated Times columnist will host along with fellow presenters Nikki Bedi and Amol Rajan.
Jonty Claypole, the BBC’s director of arts, said: “Radio 4’s Front Row is an outstanding programme. It is able to reflect the latest developments in UK culture as it happens - and isn’t afraid to set the agenda too, bringing us into contact with some of the greatest artists and practitioners each weekday.
“By expanding its footprint with BBC2 and enhancing its digital presence, we will connect an even wider audience with the very best arts and culture right across the country.”
Mr Coren’s sister, Victoria, presents the BBC2 quiz show Only Connect, while his late father, Alan, appeared on BBC radio and television programmes.
The Radio 4 show, which has a weekly audience of 2.1 million, will continue to air as normal.