CNN Cancels Piers Morgan Live — Will He Rejoin America’s Got Talent?
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CNN Cancels Piers Morgan Live — Will He Rejoin America’s Got Talent?

Piers Morgan will have to take his talent elsewhere. The former America's Got Talent judge's news show, Piers Morgan Live, has been given the axe by CNN, just three years after Piers replaced Larry King as host of the show.

The New York Times is reporting that Piers's show has indeed been canceled, as Piers was apparently given the harsh news last week. The show is likely to stop airing episodes for good next month, and Piers may appear on CNN in other ways in the future.

Piers's show debuted in January 2011, with 2.1 million people tuning in to the premiere episode. However, the show's ratings have been anemic in the years since, with the show dropping to an average of merely 121,000 viewers in June 2013.

"It's been a painful period, and lately, we have taken a bath in the ratings," Piers admits. "Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it."

Piers has bickered with numerous celebs on the show, having banned such stars as Madonna, Kelsey Grammer, and Hugh Grant from appearing on the show.

Piers was a judge on America's Got Talent from 2006 to 2011, which we're guessing he now wishes he could go back to. However, given that the show currently has a full roster of high-profile judges like Howard Stern and Heidi Klum, we doubt that's an option.

Are you surprised that Piers's show has been canceled? And do you miss having him on America's Got Talent?

Source: New York Times

02.23.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Ryan Gajewski
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