Piers Morgan Leaves America's Got Talent
Piers Morgan made his name among American audiences by hosting America's Got Talent, a spinoff from the British TV series that most famously launched the career of Susan Boyle. Morgan parlayed that newfound Stateside fame into a gig replacing Larry King on the nightly CNN talk show, meaning that Morgan was joining the likes of Ryan Seacrest and Anderson Cooper as a TV personality with a lot of day jobs. Turns out, though, Morgan wasn't quite up to the challenge. Morgan took his Twitter page last night to announce that he's leaving America's Got Talent, say, "I'm leaving America's Got Talent after 6 wonderful years. Turned out that juggling's harder than it looks, so I'm going to focus on CNN."
Apparently in good enough spirits about it, Morgan also retweeted a message from Howie Mandel, in which his co-host said "I guess I'm more annoying than I thought" and Morgan responded "I'll miss you too, like a hole in the cranium." America's Got Talent wrapped up its sixth season in mid-September, and with new seasons of the show usually premiering in late May or June, they have time to find a replacement for Morgan at the judge's table. Then again, auditions will be starting soon nationwide, so they might need to start the replacement process sooner rather than later.
It is a bit of a surprise that Morgan would back away from one of his high-profile primetime shows, since doing double duty seems to be de rigeur for big time TV personalities these days. But Piers Morgan Tonight has never quite emerged as a big player on the level of Larry King Live, so maybe doubling down on the CNN show will be the way to get it the attention Morgan likely feels it will deserve. As the host of America's Got Talent since the beginning, though, he will be hard to replacement. Any suggestions from you guys in the comments?
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