Hot off Larry King’s retirement, it looks like America’s Got Talent host, Piers Morgan will be his replacement. Radar online is reporting that Piers’ deal is worth over $10 million, but who knows the truth. This could all be a rumor, as nothing is confirmed yet.
In case you missed it, Larry gave a retirement statement yesterday,
Before I start the show tonight, I want to share some personal news with you. 25 years ago, I sat across this table from New York Governor Mario Cuomo for the first broadcast of Larry King Live.
Now, decades later, I talked to the guys here at CNN and I told them I would like to end Larry King Live, the nightly show, this fall and CNN has graciously accepted, giving me more time for my wife and I to get to the kids’ little league games.
I’ll still be a part of the CNN family, hosting several Larry King specials on major national and international subjects.
I’m incredibly proud that we recently made theGuinness Book of World Records for having the longest running show with the same host in the same time slot. With this chapter closing I’m looking forward to the future and what my next chapter will bring, but for now it’s time to hang up my nightly suspenders.
Word is that Larry’s number one choice for a replacement is Ryan Seacrest, but you can bet I’d NEVER watch if he replaced Larry. I don’t watch now, and I’d especially have incentive not to watch if Ryan came on. I don’t understand why don’t they hire Anderson Cooper? He’d be an awesome fit! He’s funny, he’s a great reporter, and he’d look great in suspenders. CNN isn’t announcing anything for a few weeks, but for what it’s worth, Piers isn’t a bad choice over Ryan…but he’s not my first choice.
Honestly, I’m just glad it’s not Joy Behar, she wouldn’t be so hot in suspenders…
**Update**We may have the pleasure of seeing Joy in suspenders…