CNN Replacing Morgan with Specials

CNN Replacing Morgan with Specials

In this Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, Anthony Bourdain attends "On The Chopping Block: A Roast of Anthony Bourdain" in New York. Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" series, a culinary travelogue, swiftly became CNN's top-rated series since debuting last April, a bright spot at a place that was in a severe dry spell before the missing Malaysian plane kicked up ratings. A new eight-episode season begins Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 9 p.m. EDT. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Images, File)
In this Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, Anthony Bourdain attends “On The Chopping Block: A Roast of Anthony Bourdain” in New York. Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” series, a culinary travelogue, swiftly became CNN’s top-rated series since debuting last April, a bright spot at a place that was in a severe dry spell before the missing Malaysian plane kicked up ratings. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Images, File)

 

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN is replacing Piers Morgan’s prime-time talk show with not one program but several — featuring personalities like Mike Rowe, John Walsh, Lisa Ling, Anthony Bourdain and Morgan Spurlock.

The network revealed its schedule change Thursday in a meeting with advertisers. The new prime-time lineup ends a three-decade tradition of a CNN talk show at 9 p.m. Eastern, first with Larry King and then with Morgan, who ended his show in the past few weeks.

The time slot will be filled with a series of documentary-style programs, including Bourdain’s popular “Parts Unknown” travelogue and Spurlock’s “Inside Man.”

Rowe, former host of “Dirty Jobs,” will profile people with unusual professions. Walsh will follow criminal investigations and Ling will immerse herself in American subcultures.

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