Report: Anderson Cooper's 10 p.m. CNN Show Likely to Be Cut, and Zucker Will Replace It With Show Featuring a New Hire Mail Online, the website of the U.K. publication the Daily Mail
"Anderson Cooper's 10 p.m. show is set to be slashed by CNN chief Jeff Zucker to make room for a big new hire, network sources have revealed," reports the U.K.'s Daily Mail website, Mail Online. [All times in this item are ET.]
The story, by Sara Nathan, continues, "The TV favourite, 45, hosts 'Anderson Cooper 360°' at 8 p.m. every weekday and the show is repeated at 10 p.m., with Brit Piers Morgan sandwiched in between. However, as part of a huge raft of changes at the network, Zucker plans to axe the 10 p.m. segment, paving the way for a new star to anchor another show."
The story adds, "Zucker is already moving Erin Burnett to helm a morning show alongside new hire Chris Cuomo, fresh from ABC -- which means the evenings are opened up. Erin, 36, has been hosting CNN's 7 p.m. 'OutFront' show, which has been struggling in the ratings ... although she is said to be far from keen to go to breakfast."
The article also notes, "A source said: 'Losing an hour of Anderson a night means that Jeff has more to play with, hire heavyweight talent and play chess with the rest of his primetime shows.'"