Last night Larry King announced that he will be ending his run on his CNN show. He first announced via Twitter that he would no longer host the nightly show, but has another network project in the works.
“Announcing tonight: I’m ending my nightly show this fall but continuing at CNN,”
Then, just as he started the show he confirmed the news…
“Before I start the show tonight, I want to share some personal news with you. 25 years ago, I sat across this table from New York Governor Mario Cuomo for the first broadcast of Larry King Live. Now, decades later, I talked to the guys here at CNN and I told them I would like to end Larry King Live, the nightly show, this fall and CNN has graciously accepted, giving me more time for my wife and I to get to the kids’ little league games.
“I’m incredibly proud that we recently made the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest running show with the same host in the same time slot. With this chapter closing I’m looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring, but for now it’s time to hang up my nightly suspenders.”
That’ll do Larry. That’ll do. Currently the top ho in the running to replace Larry is Piers Morgan after he impressed the network by making a grown man cry during one his shows.
“British journo Piers Morgan will start his takeover of Larry King’s CNN show in October, sources tell Page Six. The former newspaper editor has a deal to host an hourlong interview program which will start in the fall four days a week as CNN phases King out. He’s also negotiated with NBC to stay on the “America’s Got Talent” judging panel, but is quitting the UK’s “Britain’s Got Talent.” One source said, “Morgan’s UK interview shows, including one where former Prime Minister Gordon Brown broke down in tears, impressed CNN bosses.
Morgan’s show will be prerecorded in New York so he can work ’round his other TV commitments.” CNN said in a statement: “We don’t comment on speculation. Rumors that we are close to signing a deal for a Larry King replacement are untrue . . . Larry is a beloved member of the team, and he will continue to be part of the CNN family into the future.”
I can wear suspenders and make people cry…I should update my resume and send it over.