Veteran television talk show host Larry King, who is planning a return to the genre with "Larry King Now" on an Internet outlet, is fast-tracking the show so he can be involved in the presidential election, Access Hollywood reports.
King plans to launch the new production this summer on Ora.TV, a startup created by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. The show was originally slated to launch in fall, but King said he wants to go sooner rather than later to "get into the political mix" before the fall elections.
Episodes will be posted on Ora.TV daily in late afternoon — 5 or 6 p.m. — and viewers will then be free to watch whenever they want. King anticipates that he will still have the drawing power to attract big names and is aiming for Mitt Romney or President Obama to kick off the show.
The report adds: “King said he expected the format of his show to be similar to ‘Larry King Live,’ which aired on CNN in prime time for 25 years, and he’s retained much of his old production staff. The new show will generally be 30 minutes in length, instead of an hour, although there will be flexibility to go shorter or longer depending on who’s being interviewed, said Jon Housman, Ora.TV’s CEO.”