Now that we’ve said farewell to “Larry King Live,” it’s time to welcome "Piers Morgan Tonight."
Morgan will slide into the 9 p.m. slot exactly one month from today, January 17, 2011.
Save the date, and stay tuned for more announcements.
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Piers Morgan is to Larry King what a paint-by-numbers painting is to the Mona Lisa. A disgrace!!
Pierce Morgan is going to be a disappointment right from the start... his own blog on CNN TV adverts speaks of controversy...who needs this? Larry King was the perfect host and did something only he and Barbara Walters know how to..Listen Listen Listen..I've seen this man on British TV and he's a bore and sarcastic smart alec and pushy ..he's nothing special and not up to the standards we are used to by Larry King's standards of broadcasting and interviewing. It was always informative and relaxing as Larry just let his guests be as he interviewed them...he did just that interview not cross examine or bully or act rude...Pierce Morgan surprises me that he even wants to live and work here from his unpleasant remarks in the UK about America & Americans...he's only ever been kind and thoughtful to the singer Susan Boyle when she was going through a rough time publicly..so he does have some kindness in him..I think if he used this attribute whilst working in the USA he may fare best...We are constantly badgered on the TV with talk talk talk and reminders of the Best this and that blah blah on the news programmes on CNN (which are the most bearable) but it has always been a relaxing part of the day to Listen to Larry king and his guest without noise and banter..almost peaceful and always informative..why not a person like Larry King..Anderson Cooper has the gift and there are some others who could've done the job...I may be wrong but I think this is a big expensive goof! Good luck Pierce Morgan..I'll give ya a try and hope I'm wrong but something tells me it'll be really a wasted hour before AC360 comes on..Merry Christmas to all thereat CNN missing you very much Mr. King!!
When I tune to cnn I am constantly seeing ads for piers or the bottom of my screen is covered with this ad. We get it. Stop the promos.
I can't wait to see Piers Morgan. He is more than meets the eye. Mr. Morgan has interviewed many political figures in the UK and is smart. Piers is obviously has more to offer than the judge we love to hate on AGT. The British were very nice to me during my stay in London over the summer. Piers, I look forward to watching your program.
I dont think anyone will be watching Pier's show because American Idol will be idol during those night and we all know how fanatic we are about AI. Good Luck Pier's with your attempt to making things dangerous. You probably will struggle out trying to hold on to your ratings. AI Ahoy!
Might be rich and well off and also Simon's friend, both being arrogant putting people down all the time. It iw why he was fired from Trump's show, "got fired he did". Won't watch it more than the first half hour.
I don't understand the selection of Piers Morgan unless they are going to revamp the show for light-hearted, meaningless chat. As for those citing his career as a journalist/editor: he worked for TABLOID papers. Seriously, this is the kind of person that CNN wanted? But then again, CNN seems to be turning into the entertainment channel lately.
Piers is a fantastic choice for host ... he's direct, engaging and people love to hate him. This is the recipe for success!!! I can't wait to watch his show – congratulations Piers!!
He hasn't even started & he already trashes an American icon, Madonna. Like her or not, she has made her mark on the world and has the respect of her peers. Larry King is a gentleman and never trashed anyone. He has class. It's clear that his successor does not. A big NO WAY will I watch this arrogant SOB.
Hey Bonnie ... your "icon" Madonna was hated plenty throughout her career, ie: for burning a cross in her Like a Prayer video, was dropped by Pepsi, for her book that was so repulsive it was sold in a mylar wrapping, for her arrogance in saying at the beginning of her career that she would be bigger than the Beatles, for her arrest in Toronto for public indecency, for her videos being banned from MTV, for having children out of wedlock, for sleeping with her first producer to get her album cut, etc. She's had plenty of controversy on her way to becoming an icon, and she and Piers are both the same. They say outrageous things that push people's buttons and get paid millions for doing so. The knife cuts both ways honey ... you either love them both or hate them both because they do the same thing. Might want to reconsider your choice of icons, lulu.
also if you think Larry king is done not a chance he probably already has a secret network on standby COME ON DUDES A BETTER CONTRACT FOR HIM
awful guy look at the interview in China insulting them and talking about caviar and the Coca Cola think this caqt wont work
Piers is a meany. I absolutely will not watch this show. And...I don't understand why they have to hire a Brit. Geesus!! Are there not enough Americans to host these types of shows. The Brits speak like high brows, and many of them are repugnant like Piers.
Well...CNN won't be jacking up their ratings with Piers. They will surely give him a chance, but when he can't get the poll numbers up, he will be history. I don't watch CNN as much as before. They have a number of hosts that just don't cut it.
What I can't get over is how many people take time out of their lives to vent their anger and opinion over CNN's selection of Piers Morgan. Is 1 hour of tv this important to you? Get a life, losers.
What is going on at CNN? It was bad enough losing the 8 – 9 slot when they drug out Parker and Spitzer to replace the wonderful Rick Sanchez. I saw Christiana Amanapour on ABC this morning and Erica Hill is on the CBS Early Show! Network suits should wake up and smell the coffee. See Greta Sustern's blog about this very thing and the pre Christmas timing of it all. Media madness.
I can't believe that CNN couldn't have found someone else to take the stable 9 – 10 slot.
Piers Morgan is nothing but a tabloid demon. He has no respect for the dignity of others and sees people as product. He is completely amoral – as long as he makes money, it's ok in his book. The idea of him taking over Larry's slot, someone who showed respect towards all his guests, is disgusting. What a complete turn. Another drop in the quality of programming, CNN, this is beneath you. He** will freeze over before I watch this dehumanizing 'person'.
I bet he is canceled by June. CNN is bleeding viewers and this nimrod ain't gonna help things. Larry King survived on inertia, but I don't believe most Americans are going to warm to a British fop expressing his disdain for most of the world. The choice of Howard Stern as a guest is perfect, it is another step in CNN's efforts to out Fox, Fox News in a rush for the lowest common denominator. It is scary, but lately I find Fox more objective than CNN, YIKES!
you haters are in for a huge treat! on the docket as guest during the first week of shows...none other than the greatest interviewer of all time – HOWARD STERN! now all the crybabies will write they are refusing to watch.
Howard Stern is completely free to say what he likes. And I am free to completely ignore him as I have done for many years now. And yes, I would never waste an hour of precious life watching someone like Piers Morgan. Cynicism and insults are neither intelligent nor humorous. Stern's popularity speaks only of the low standards of the American public and Morgan of a further decline – worthless programs.
I understand Piers is a friend of Assange – Hopefully we will get a international outlook on things ?
this dude is way too confrontational and he's a Brit. who wants to see him arguing with celebrities or posing with fake admiration? I don't think he makes a year.
Once again, why does his nationality make a difference? Why did you feel the need to type "he's a Brit'? I'll take a Brit over your ignorance and racism any day of the week, and twice on Sundays. I'm looking forward to his show – he's bright, entertaining and best of all, will bring enough zip and robust confrontation. We were all tired of Larry's milquetoast, bland style.
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I don't care who it is, as long as Larry King goes away!
Agreed. No offense to Larry, but he stayed WAAAY past his expiry date. I get that hitting the 25 year mark is more memorable than leaving at the, ie: 18 or 22 year mark, but he overstayed his welcome. Most celebrities don't know when to say goodbye ... they were good at one time, and the audience stays out of loyalty, not because the show continued to be good (ie: Seinfeld went on too long, so did M*A*S*H, so did Oprah, so did Larry). So, goodbye Larry and all the best, but it really was time for you to go. Looking forward to Piers' fresh new style!!!!!
The promo "I want to make my show exciting and a little dangerous" is enough to make me steer clear of this show – what a bunch of cliche crap...
Actually, Ted ... this comment by Piers makes me want to watch his show even more. He's terrific!!!
This isn't about whether or not anyone "likes" him. The media world is all about whether you can garner attention, and Piers can. He's in this for fun, as he's already a multi-millionaire. Love him or hate him, he got the job and he's paid plenty for it. He doesn't care about your opinion of him, people – he's smugly smiling all the way to the bank. Gotta admire him for that.
better get this http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM
Well that is one show I will never watch!
Wow, am I the only person who actually likes Morgan? He's caustic, yes; he's blunt/direct, yes. I think he'll do fine. Larry was years past retirement, frankly, and watching him interview people without even listening to their response (and half the time not even letting them answer fully before charging ahead with another totally unrelated question) was painful at best.
Good luck, Mr. Morgan. I'm sure you'll do fine.
Yes, you are.
100% agree with you Jack. Well put and you're not the only one who feels that way.
I LIKE HIM TOO, JACK!!
Add me to the list of Piers fans ... he's great and I'm looking forward to his debut!!!
Of all the talents in US, why Piers Morgan? I won't be watching the show for sure!
I am looking forward to the show and I know Mr. Morgan will do great!!!!
I'll agree with many others, this is a strange choice. Piers Morgan is really boring, and a C or D lister. You need someone with more Popularity and Charisma to get the interesting guest on the show.
Guess what? No one knew who Larry King was 25 years ago, either. He was considered a loser and joke with his dorky suspenders and bland style. But when given a chance, he proved himself. Give Mr. Morgan the same courtesy ... let's see how he does, and then you can decide whether or not you think he's a good interviewer. I, for one, think he's a great choice and can't wait to tune into his show!
Really strange choice. Piers Morgan has always come across as caustic and insensitive. If he keeps this up, he'll just alienate the interviewees AND the viewers. If he switches to nice mode, it'll be a case of copping out. Unless he does something spectacular, I probably won't tune in regularly.
So does Simon Cowell ... and he brought in huge ratings and huge money for years. So will Piers.
I think CNN is going down the tube with their latest choices,like Morgan, Parker/Spitzer etc..etc..etc....boring!
Great for consistency: Now all the night show hosts will be boring idiots. Turn the t.v. off folks, do something with your kids or friends.
CNN thinks this will be an improvement?
I am sure larry was not exactly well polished at first too, give him a chance, a few seasons will get him into it and honed in interviewing as lame as larry was...show will still sux though
Very difficult to replace Mr. King. I hope someone agrees..I think Dick Cavett would be great. I dont know if he would like to do the show...but a couple of years would have been nice .From what im reading, you really messed up CNN bringing in this new guy.
Is anyone at CNN reading these? not one person likes this guy...I won't be watching for sure and hope it's a huge failure....hey CNN...there is talent here in the U.S. too...ever thought of that?
I think Piers is a fantastic choice! Well done CNN! I
I also like Mr. Morgan ... he's a great additional to the CNN family and will definitely make for some entertaining tv. Good choice! (as for Brook's racist comments about "talent in America" ... have you forgotten that America is entirely populated by "foreigners?" The only true Americans are the natives, so think next time you speak Brook. Better yet, don't speak at all until your IQ goes up a few points".
i sure hope that CNN is reading these Brook, because they have my huge "thumbs up" for the great choice in Piers Morgan! He'll be fantastic – well done CNN!
Great another American job lost overseas, lol.....
Yeah right, Justin. Like YOU were ever in line for this job. Get real.
CNN: Piers Morgan what pretentious and low intelect of the world. A guy like Charle Rose who can talk about geopolitical, economics and 'hollywood' without a beat and grea intellect is your guy. Not this pretentious British guy who has no intellect to interview world leaders, complex subject matters and so.
hey Sue ... before you comment on someone else's intellect, learn how to spell it, okay? You just revealed yourself as an idiot to the world. Piers is amazingly entertaining ... he'll do a fantastic job!
Frankly, the cloest thing to a Larry King-like interviewer already doing this who is thoughtful, insightful, intelect, educated and probing without being distractful Charlie Rose (and ANderson Cooper but I think he already has a job). He has great conversations and knows how to dig and be disarming a la Larry and impartial. Piers Morgan won't last a month. Would love to see a Charlie Rose, a good artful interviewer, who is very well read.
The exec at CNN should be canned for allowing Piers Morgan to replace Larry King. Doesn't the public (aren't we the ones who pay your salary, purchase products that support your station?????) count? Since we're the ones who watch this broadcast, WE should have been the ones who should have picked Mr. King's succesor.
I predict Piers Morgan WON'T last. And, with that (as stated above) the person at CNN should go out the door with Mr. Morgan.
LOL! Yeah, Bruce. That's how the world works ... companies leaders don't make any decisions ... they ask a handful of random people what they should do. What color is the sky in your world? Perhaps when I make my next decision at work, I should run outside and ask strangers passing by what I should do. If you don't like Piers, then don't watch him Bruce.
Why anyone would watch this pretentious hack is beyond me.
... because his style is entertaining.
I'm so disgusted by how many people have noted the fact that Piers is British makes him undesireable to get this position. Countless "foreigners" have been incredibly successful in the US (and embraced). Get over your racism America – it's repulsive. Some examples of foreigners you've all loved and allowed them to earn millions are noted here, and Piers can now be counted among them: Simon Cowell, Celine Dion, Jim Carrey, Piers Morgan, Michael J. Fox, Justin Bieber, John Roberts, Peter Jennings, Sophia Loren, Albert Einstein, Hugh Laurie, Pierce Brosnan, Sean Connery, Pierre Burton, David Cronenberg, Sam Goldwyn, Phil Hartman, Mike Myers, Leslie Nielsen, Matthew Perry, Ivan Reitman, Morley Safer, Donald Sutherland, Alfred Sung, Alex Trebek, Shania Twain, Jack Warner, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Heath Ledger, Portia de Rossi, David Beckham, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Wayne Gretzsky, etc. The list goes on and on. America's preoccupation with exclusion and racism is disgusting. WELCOME PIERS AND BEST OF LUCK IN YOUR NEW JOB!!!
CNN is tanking and seems to be losing their best. Piers won't make it a year before they replace him. The majority dislike him.
Exactly WHAT majority are you referring to, Ryan? Counting the 50-ish negative comments on this site? Yeah, that's representative of the MILLIONS of people to whom this show will be broadcast around the world. Give your head a shake, you idiot. Did you never take stats or statistical sampling in college? Speak for yourself. Fine that you don't like him, but I do. There. I guess that means my "vote" cancelled out "yours" huh? PIERS ROCKS!
Putting Brits on the air or in a commercial is a marketing stratigy. It’s believed that the accent makes them appear smart when they pitch a product to the American consumer so you may me more inclined to buy it. Yep those smart Brits did a wonderful job pitching the UK to the Muslims and progressives.
Willy ... not only is your spelling horrific, your feeble minded comments reveal your utter lack of intelligence. Go crawl back into your government-assisted living arrangement and post your comments on television shows that are more suitable to your capabilities, such as Jersey Shore, Sesame Street or Jerry Springer.
I think this is an awkward replacement of someone as great as Larry. As much as I love Larry, I hate someone like Morgan to fill his position.
Zaphod 2000.........I am Canadian and I want to make a million on American TV.......!!!!!!!
Aw, GeezUs H. Crappies! Piers Morgan is a very inappropriate person to be a replacement for Larry King. We do not need nor want a Limey. CNN should've asked for my advice before it gave him the job.
"Limey"? Well, you've certainly just shown your racist colors, using a derogatory comment like that.
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Yawn, better things to do than watch Piers, like stay warm.
What is this??? Everytime I turn around there is another BRIT on TV or Radio. Enough already. Another British evashion is it? I too will NOT watch Mr Morgan.
Come back after you learn how to spell INVASION. Watch him first and judge him. He may not be the same style as larry king buthe is a very skilled guy
Oh, poor Ceerno. Commenting on Wayne's misspelling, but then forgetting to split "but he"... that's gotta suck.
Great. Another racist. Wayne won't watch Piers because he's British? Great reason Wayne. I'm surprised you found time to type your opinion ... shouldn't you be at a KKK meeting or posting hate literature around your neighborhood?
Do we have any actors/celebrities and/or replacement Americans instead of Canadians, British and Australians?
Nothing against any of them because they do very well with the American accent but I bet if they "didn't look like us" there would be hell to pay.
Who is this person replacing King? cnn has become a joke in so many ways (news, programming, the pnn channel/website). It's sad, so, so sad!
Actually, what's sad is your dim witted opinion, zaphod. Perhaps you should return to the 11th grade and try to pass it this time.
While I'm not one for watching late night talk shows, I've seen/heard enough of this Jack-a$$ to know when to turn the channel. He's a dim-witted blow-hard with no character beyond being a professional jerk. But on the positive side, one source of amusement in this may just be wondering how the TV crew is going to go about dealing with this moron.
Aww Piers, America doesn't like you much do they? Neither do the British, which is why he is here I suppose. People don't forget what he has done. I hope he enjoys sucking up to the corporate big wigs @ cnn because their ratings just lost it.
Susan ... your arrogance is off the charts. Don't you dare speak on my behalf, as I'm an American and I think Piers is fantastic. Congratulations Piers!!!!!
I won't watch Piers, CNN could have picked someone else, maybe even an american.
It's safe to assume that "Stu" is short for "stupid". As in ... "another stupid, racist makes a moronic comment on a public website".
Racist?????? I'm white, he's white, how do you get racist about someone's nationality. Who's the stupid one.........
Oh by the way, I'm also of Irish descent like Piers, maybe we are related.............
Hey Stu ... you once again proved Charles' point. Racism is defined as a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races, cultures or ethnicities determines individual or cultural achievement. Therefore, your branding of Piers' incompetence due to his British nationality is, by definition, racist. Even sadder is that you don't believe that you are one. You're what's called a "passive racist" because you don't see that you are one.
Booooooooooooooooooooooo! Why HIM?
... because he's awesome! TERRIFIC choice!!! Can't wait to watch!
Ohhh.. I'm excited about the change. I adore Piers Morgan. I believe he'll do an incredible job.
hes the biggest phoney since santa claus, and when will he come out of the closet,no one i talked to LIKED HIM. larry was dying but this creep is DEAD good luck
No one you talked to likes him? Well, based on your extensive market research, I supposed that seals Mr. Morgan's fate. Philips ... it's clear that you don't understand that these decisions take numerous factors into account, and CNN has obviously done their homework, as Mr. Morgan's salary will be more in one hour than you make in 10 years. Even if he only has 1 year in the job, he'll have succeeded. So go back to your double wide trailer, turn on your favourite soap opera, and fry something for dinner.
oooooooooooooh, I can hardly wait..........(well, ok, thats not true) anyone who had anything to do with Murdoch can go jump off a cliff as far as I'm concerned....
Mindless British Socialist.
"Mindless"? He's highly educated, has a 20+ successful career in journalism, and his intellect has earned him enormous success. Perhaps you should do some research before you voice your uninformed opinions, Willy. Typical American reaction ... very racist and culture-centric. Here Willy ... I'll help you out, since you're probably not bright enough to research things on your own: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piers_Morgan
A morally corrupt man, no ethics or character. After seeing him on another tv show, I will refuse to watch him. In no way does he even come near to having Larry King's skill in interviewing. This guy is a ego driven bum.
I won't judge until I watch a couple of shows. Obviously, if I don't enjoy it, I will stop watching. I am one to wait and see before judging anyone. That's just me.....
Totally agree. I won't be watching this egotistical moron, he should stay in England where he belongs. There is no comparison between this fool and Larry King.
Kind of like "don't judge a book by its cover"; however, in his case, he showed his true colors when he was a judge on America's Got Talent....he was not funny but made a lot of derogatory remarks which I'm sure cut the person deeply he was addressing. However, the Hoss did the same thing. I, too, feel there are other more worthy and more appropriate candidates than Piers for Larry's replacement. King had integrity and a huge following, this guy isn't even going to come close to what he was. You have to earn respect and I don't think Piers cares one way or the other what people think about him. It's the network's choice and they will have to live with it until one day, he crosses the line and gets sued for a remark or his obnoxiousness.
ugggghhh. this guy was so smug on the Apprentice. A real turn off. Larry King, who had his greatness in many ways but should have retired along time ago, should have turned the reins over to an American. Nothing against Pierce or whatever his name is. But seriously, this hour focused mainly on what is going on in the US. Politics, culture, or whatever. Piers, or whatever his name is, is not from our neighborhood. How can he possibly add any American insight into this/his show? Or should I say OUR hour that we are used to seeing. Oh bloody hell.
Jim ... you're missing the point. A non-American will ADD a fresh & different perspective to issues that are going on in America. The addition of Piers will be a fantastic change & I'm looking forward to seeing HIS new show!
I really like Piers Morgan. I liked Larry King's show; but I am sure I will watch Piers Morgan. I am happy he will be on and look forward to his show.
Ditto! I think Piers is great – I'm a fan.
He's going to be great!!!
You three will be the only ones watching.
Make it four ... I love Piers and can't wait to watch him!!!
A very different Ego will be on display!!!!
I really don't understand why they picked Piers Morgan to replace Larry King! I saw Piers on the Apprentice a few years ago and he was awful.....he was really a mean person on that show. I hope he's become a little nicer since then.
I can definitely think of several better options for hosting the show. I would love to see what Alan Comes or even Anderson Cooper could have done.
I GIVE THIS OBNOXIOUS BRIT 6 MONTHS BEFORE HE IS CANCELED FOR LOW RATINGS!!! THEY MUST BE GETTING HIM CHEAP–BECAUSE THEY CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR TALENT ANYMORE.
@ kiki: You, Americans, are appalling. Apprentice is not all he does for a living. He was a career journalist in Britain and had many interviews with many famous people including British PM.
Caps is lock is pro. Obviously if you type in all caps you know what you're talking about.
Piers Morgan will be great. CNN finally got it right with this hire. I have long admired him because he pushes the envelope. I hope he continues to do that on his new show and does not toe the line the way the great King did. Looking forward to first show. Don't disappoint me Piers! Love ya, --ABBY
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