CNN pulls plug on ‘Piers Morgan Live’

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So nice when America sees the light…..

Originally posted on WTVR.com:

HONG KONG (CNNMoney) — CNN is pulling the plug on “Piers Morgan Live” after just three years in a key primetime slot.

The program, hosted by former newspaper editor Piers Morgan, had struggled to gain traction at the 9 p.m. hour, and was routinely beaten in the ratings by cable competitors.

“CNN confirms that “Piers Morgan Live” is ending,” the network said in a statement. “The date of the final program is still to be determined.”

Piers Morgan did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

“Piers Morgan Live” replaced the CNN show hosted by iconic TV interviewer Larry King in early 2011, a tall order for any presenter.

While the two programs had a similar format and a focus on newsmaker interviews, the U.K.-born Morgan was never able to attract an audience that could rival that of Fox News during the key primetime hour.

“It’s been a painful…

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