Piers Morgan Reportedly In Talks To Host CNN Show, Possibly Replace Larry King
First Published: June 13, 2010 7:08 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- British TV personality Piers Morgan is in talks with CNN for a potential evening show, sources on both sides of the Atlantic reported.
According to the New York Post, the “America’s Got Talent” and “Britain’s Got Talent” judge is being wooed by CNN for a “possible panel show.” The star could reportedly join the network in its open 8 PM slot, or as a replacement for Larry King himself on “Larry King Live.”
Meanwhile, the UK’s Telegraph reported that Piers will step in for the 76-year-old Larry for a new show akin to his British series “Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.”
Such a move would make Piers – a former editor of The Mirror — the first British journalist to earn a nightly American primetime show.
However, the Telegraph noted that taking on the new project would mean leaving “Britain’s Got Talent,” which a source told the paper he has already discussed with Simon Cowell, the executive producer of that show.
“[Piers] has his blessing,” the source told the Telegraph, adding that the shift could come in the fall.
Larry’s “Live” ratings are down 43 percent from the same period in 2009, according to the New York Post.
When reached by Access Hollywood on Sunday, a CNN rep would not confirm nor deny the Piers reports.
“We aren’t commenting on the Piers Morgan speculation, but we are talking to many people about the 8 PM hour,” the rep told Access.
Piers himself had no comment when reached by Access.
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