With the GOP candidates debating over on NBC (and MSNBC), George Stephanopoulos returned to “This Week” on ABC. Stephanopoulos hosted from St. Anselm College, site of last night’s GOP debate, with a live audience and a show open voice over from none other than former ABC Newsman Charlie Gibson. New “This Week” EP Jon Banner worked with Gibson on “World News” for many years.

“Great to be back with you on Sunday mornings,” said Stephanopoulos.

First up: the democratic response to the ABC and NBC debates with Obama adviser David Axelrod followed by a conversation with 2008 GOP presidential candidate and now Fox News host Mike Huckabee.