CNN To Pull Plug on Piers Morgan Live


'Lasted a little over 3 years on CNN

The show debuted in January of 2011, taking over Larry King Live at the 9:00 p.m. timeslot.

He has been struggling lately in the ratings, but it's not just Piers Morgan. The other shows, Situation Room, AC 360 and Erin Burnett Out Front have also been struggling at CNN,  most of their numbers are just as low as Piers


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - CNN has decided to end the marquee prime-time talk show hosted by veteran British journalist Piers Morgan, the cable news network said on Sunday.

A date for the final broadcast of Piers Morgan Live on CNN had not been determined and a spokeswoman did not immediately say if Morgan would remain at the network in any other role.

A source at CNN said network president Jeffrey Zucker had made the decision to cancel the show following a series of discussions with Morgan about its future.

Morgan, 48, could not immediately be reached for comment but acknowledged in a New York Times interview published on Sunday that as a Brit he did not always connect with American audiences, a problem that showed itself in the program's ratings.

"It's been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings," Morgan, a former editor of the Daily Mirror tabloid in Britain, told the Times.

The talk-show host had infuriated conservatives during his three-year run on CNN with frequent discourses on gun control.