CNN has said that the prime-time talk show ‘Piers Morgan Live’ is coming to an end and that the show’s final airdate has yet to be
CNN has said that the prime-time talk show ‘Piers Morgan Live’ is coming to an end and that the show’s final airdate has yet to be determined. (Associated Press)

LOS ANGELES -- CNN's prime-time talk show "Piers Morgan Live" is coming to an end, according to the news channel.

Morgan, who succeeded Larry King in the 9 p.m. time slot three years ago, was drawing lackluster ratings. In contrast, King had a 25-year run on CNN.

The airdate for Morgan's last show has yet to be determined, CNN said in a statement.

Morgan is a former U.K. tabloid editor who reinvented himself as a TV personality with stints as a judge on "Britain's Got Talent" and its U.S. spinoff, NBC's "America's Got Talent."

He hosted BBC's "You Can't Fire Me, I'm Famous," and did interview shows and documentaries for ITV.

Morgan told The New York Times that his show lately has "taken a bath in the ratings" but that he and CNN President Jeff Zucker were discussing a new role for him at the channel. CNN's audience has tired of hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues, Morgan said in a story posted online.

Morgan's future with CNN is undetermined, the channel said.

Last fall, the already struggling "Piers Morgan Live" faced increased competition from a revised Fox News Channel
lineup.


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