Larry King Live

With Larry King’s announcement yesterday he was leaving CNN, it is believed Piers Morgan is even closer to sealing a deal to replace the talk show legend on the American network.

Brit Morgan is reportedly close to closing the US$10m deal for a new talk show on CNN which would effectively fill the gap left by King.

“CNN has made it clear to Piers that he is the network’s first choice to replace Larry,” a source said. “He is very, very close to agreeing to terms… America’s Got Talent finishes in mid-September. That is perfect timing to coincide with Larry’s retirement and allow Piers to take over.”

CNN said yesterday that “Today is about Larry. We will announce plans for the 9pm hour in the weeks ahead.”

Source: Digital Spy