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Deal Closed! Anderson Cooper Officially Launching Daytime Talk Show

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Anderson Cooper has announced that he will launch a day time talk show with a target premiere in fall 2011.

Anderson said that he will continue to host Anderson Cooper 360, but is looking forward to the chance to display a less-journalistic side of his self in the talk show.

"Over the course of the past few years, I've had the opportunity to work on a number of daytime programs," said Anderson Cooper. "It's fun and interesting to work in daytime television. The format is unique and you can really go in-depth on a wide range of fascinating and compelling stories. With this new program I hope to relay important information and relate to people and the audience in a completely different way. It's an exciting opportunity to show another side of myself and create something worthwhile and special in daytime."

The launch of the show at this time is no coincidence, as Oprah will be leaving her show at the end of this season, opening a gap in daytime programming that Anderson intends to fill.

"There is a great opportunity in the marketplace for this type of show," said Ken Werner, President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. "Fall '11 begins a transition period when long established franchises are leaving the air and making way for a new generation of shows. Anderson Cooper is one of the most distinctive voices of the next generation of television. His popularity and skills uniquely position him to be the next big syndication franchise."

We think this format will be great for Anderson, and we’re glad he will continue to do Anderson Cooper 360 so he can stay close to his roots of being a totally baddass journalist.

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18 comments to “Deal Closed! Anderson Cooper Officially Launching Daytime Talk Show”

  1. 1

    WTG Anderson

  2. 2

    himself…a less journalistic side of himself.

  3. 3

    This is great ! I loved his book and his work is top notch
    GO ANDERSON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. 4

    ohh yess fawwk my pooosy

    i vant to sock a cawk

  5. 5

    Re: crazyny – do yourself a favor - fuck off and leave me alone -use the brains you claim to have, it's obvious i don't give a shit if you like what i have to say or not.

  6. 6

    His ratings on CNN are very bad. He is looking for an exit IMO. Don't know how he will "talk" to people while he is still in the closet. One of every seven people is gay. He has lot's of company. I wish they would have given this talk show job to someone who needs a pay check. This guy was born gay with a silver spoon in his mouth. This country is so nepotistic.

  7. 7

    Anderson, don't let this be your 15 minutes. You're too good a journalist for that.

  8. 8

    Re: April 20th – I said nothing to you on this post - If you can dish it out you should be able to take it - you are incredibly cruel and show no compassion in your posts- and just for the record you simply did not understand or lets use your word comprehend my first post . I was talking about Anderson not Oprah as per the fact that it may not even be the same time slot - thats a Perez guess . I thought you were talking about Anderson - I thought you said she but meant him - I do not take kindly to people doing that - You are just not my type of gal - I like nice people- clearly you are far from that

  9. sfjay says – reply to this


    Great to see more gays on tv ;-)

  10. 10

    Re: crazyny – I made you feel like an idiot and you're mad. If you like nice people, this isn't the place for you.

  11. 11

    Ok but if he's gay then he needs to be totally out about it

  12. 12


  13. 13

    Before Oprah there was (preceded by other talk shows) the Mike Douglas Show, Phil Donahue, Merv Griffin….they were sort of hitting their last chapters and along came this young Black Woman from the Chicago market. People were saying, "It can't be done better than MD, MG, etc.,.Refreshingly, it was done differently. Let's hope we will get better shows instead of reality t.v. talk shows where all of the people that failed or concluded their r.t.v. "gig" show up with all types of freak/fringe b.s.
    -Nothing wrong with that type of genre being on public access or cable off channels…

  14. 14

    im in love u andy!!!! he is so hot

  15. 15

    Re: sfjay
    Well he will cancel out the BIG DYKE, Oprah when she exists, so its the same amount, sadly!!!

  16. 16

    love him but so tired of talk shows blah blah can't watch them. everyone talks at once and gives uninformed opinions. he should have taken over Larry King.

  17. 17

    Re: April 20th
    you make me feel nothing but sorry for those who have to endure you - you are clearly the one afraid of your lack of intelligence

  18. 18

    Hope that he will come out the closet and be an advocate for gays.