A familiar face to prime-time cable news viewers is launching a daytime syndicated talk show, reports James Hibberd at The Hollywood Reporter’s TheLiveFeed blog.
Anderson Cooper, the host of CNN’s "Anderson Cooper 360," reportedly has closed a deal with Telepictures Productions and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for a program that would debut in the fall of 2011, the story says.
The show wouldn’t have a hard-news focus, but would have a topical format that would cover stories from pop culture to news items. Cooper would also act as an executive producer of the program, the article adds.
Because the deal was coordinated among Warner Bros., Cooper and CNN, it is said to be complex; it allows for Cooper to continue hosting "360," the article says.
The goal is to debut the show as daytime queen Oprah Winfrey leaves for her own cable network, according to the piece.