After twenty five years on the same network, in the same time slot, (a Guinness record) Larry King is hanging up the suspenders.
Larry announced on his show last night that he would be semi-retiring from his famous interview program. His last nightly show will air this fall.
“Before I start the show tonight, I want to share some personal news with you. Twenty five 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 the Guinness 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.”
CNN will now try to find a replacement for King to fill the time slot, which they have announced will be decided in the coming weeks.
It’s a no brainer though! Ryan Seacrest is the ONLY man for the job. He’s a regular fill in host, and exactly the type of person who could take over for the next twenty five years and beyond. IF he’s not too busy…
They should keep the name too! Larry King Live: With Ryan Seacrest.