Is an ‘America’s Got Talent’ Judge Taking Over Larry King’s Hosting Seat?
Larry King may soon be dethroned—and a Brit might be taking his place.
According to reports, Britain’s Got Talent judge Piers Morgan is poised to take over the talk-show patriarch’s long-held position at CNN, after impressing the cable network’s brass with his British talk show Piers Morgan’s Life Stories.
King’s ratings been on a steep decline in recent months, dropping to a mere 771,000 viewers in the first three months of 2010, down a staggering 43 percent from last year. The 76-year-old broadcasting legend cold probably use the free time to attend to his chaotic marital situation as well.
Once the ink on the deal is dry, Morgan is expected to abandon his duties on Britain’s Got Talent and establish himself in the U.S. full-time. (He currently also serves a judge on BGT’s Stateside counterpart, America’s Got Talent.)
Will audiences accept Morgan as a substitute for King’s comforting, gravel-voiced charms? Let’s go to the phones—er, the comments section—and hear what you have to say.