Piers Morgan is Larry King’s Replacement – Will He Don Suspenders?

September 8, 2010

It’s official, folks. Piers Morgan is Larry King’s replacement. The Brit will take over Larry King’s time slot starting in January. Get more details here plus photos and video to follow.

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I still am on the fence regarding CNN’s official announcement today that Piers Morgan will replace Larry King in the 9:00 PM ET time slot. I mean really, he’s got some big suspenders he needs to fill. I’m gonna miss the old guy! Do you think he’s got what it takes?

While many of us here in the States maybe think of Piers as that British judge on America’s Got Talent, many may find it interesting to know that he actually got his start in the real world as a reporter for The Wimbledon News. I was even more surprised to learn that he became Editor for News of the World in 1994 at only 28 years of age, becoming the youngest person to hold that position. He would later become Editor in Chief at the Daily Mirror but left in 2004, after nine years. He moved on to television, becoming a judge on AGT and Britain’s Got Talent. He was the 2008 winner of Celebrity Apprentice and in 2009 he debuted Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, seen on ITV1.

Morgan sat down with The Hollywood Report and dished a bit on what the audience should anticipate regarding his interviewing style.

“Although I’m a different kind of interviewer, we share the same thing — a fascination about people, and that’s what I want to replicate, a love of the guests and enthusiasm for what they do. Unlike Larry, who comes from a radio background, I come from a newspaper background. So I bring a journalistic rigor to the way I do things that will be a little bit different and hopefully quite surprising and exciting for an American audience.”

CNN has no doubt that they’ve snagged the right man to replace Larry King, saying in a released statement, “Piers has made his name posing tough questions to public figures, holding them accountable for their words and deeds.”

What will the new show be called? It’s not been named as of yet…suggestions? Piers Morgan Live! Boring…something catchy, please.

So how do you feel Piers Morgan will do as Larry King’s replacement? Will he have the same success? Leave me your comments below plus check out more photos and video as well.

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Photos: www.wenn.com/Vince Maher/WENN.com, Zibi/WENN.com

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7 Responses to “Piers Morgan is Larry King’s Replacement – Will He Don Suspenders?”

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    sarah Says:

    It is going to be so strange without Larry King.

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    MNW Says:

    I almost always agree w/ Piers about contestants on America’s Got Talent. He is certainly a better judge of talent than Howie and Sharon. I think he will do well in his new endeavor!

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    Miriam Says:

    I think so too he is great, intense but in a good way for any show

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    Rachelle Says:

    I for one thing Larry King is irreplaceable but I am a fan of Piers.

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    Jen Says:

    hmm i am not sure if he can pull it off but i will watch to see!

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    Joan Says:

    @MNW – What?!?! a better judge of talent than Sharon..now we’re going too far.

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    ryo Says:

    I cant wait to see Piers on Larry King. I do agree that they do need a catchy name.