Monday, February 24, 2014

Piers Morgan's CNN show cancelled after 3 years

Final airdate still to be determined, CNN says


Piers Morgan, seen here at an event last year in Beverly Hills, Calif., will be ending his hosting duties at CNN's primetime show Piers Morgan Live after a three-year run. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/Associated Press) (The Associated Press).

CNN's prime-time talk show Piers Morgan Live is coming to an end, the news channel said Sunday.

Morgan, who succeeded Larry King in the 9 p.m. ET time slot three years ago, was drawing lacklustre ratings. In contrast, King had a 25-year run on CNN.

The airdate for Morgan's last show has yet to be determined, CNN said in a statement.

Morgan is a former U.K. tabloid editor who reinvented himself as a TV personality with stints as a judge on Britain's Got Talent and its U.S. spinoff, NBC's America's Got Talent, and as a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice.

He hosted BBC's You Can't Fire Me, I'm Famous, and did interview shows and documentaries for ITV

 Morgan's future with CNN is unclear

Morgan told The New York Times that his show lately has "taken a bath in the ratings" but that he and CNN President Jeff Zucker were discussing a new role for him at the channel. CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online Sunday.

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