Larry King announced today, via his blog and Twitter page, that he would be ending his long-running iconic CNN show in the fall.
He will stay “part of the CNN family,” but now CNN will have a major prime time facelift in the wake of Campbell Brown leaving and Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker coming in.
King wrote on his blog (and he will say this tonight on the show at 9pmET):
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.
The news comes on the heels of King’s lowest-rated quarter ever. One of the names thrown around recently as a possible replacement has been reality show judge and British talk host Piers Morgan – a possibility CNN did not deny recently.