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Name Change for CNN Program Deadline

A nightly CNN program has received a name change, making official a move that has been talked about for a while. The program is “Piers Morgan Tonight,” which officially became “Piers Morgan Live” as of Monday night, according to Deadline.com.

Morgan tweeted Monday: “Tonight the show formerly known as Piers Morgan Tonight gets a new name -- @PiersMorganLive CNN 9pmET.”

“On the ratings-troubled show Monday, Morgan joked that the name was changed because it ‘was all live, all the time,’” Deadline reports. “The name change was the host and former ‘America’s Got Talent’ judge’s idea to emphasize the fact that the NY-based interview show is often actually live.”

The show will reportedly air live on Monday through Thursday nights.

Morgan’s show replaced “Larry King Live” in January 2011.