I wonder what they’re up to. This could be where they’re putting Jake Tapper…

Via the Daily Mail.

Anderson Cooper’s 10pm show is set to be slashed by CNN chief Jeff Zucker to make room for a big new hire, network sources have revealed.

The TV favourite, 45, hosts Anderson Cooper 360° at 8pm every weekday and the show is repeated at 10pm, with Brit Piers Morgan sandwiched in between.

However, as part of a huge raft of changes at the network, Zucker plans to axe the 10pm segment, paving the way for a news star to anchor another show. 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 PM OutFront show, which has been struggling in the ratings like most of CNN’s primetime – although she is said to be far from keen to go to breakfast. The brunette joined CNN in April 2011 from CNBC and her primetime show debuted in October 2011. 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.’

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  1. Shifra says:

    But I’ve never even seen Anderson’s show, not even once! This is so unfair! Now I’ll never get to see it. Next thing, we’ll hear Soledad O’Brien is getting the ax! Oh wait…

    Anyone know what channel CNN is on ? :)

    • Alain41 says:

      Don’t despair Shifra, the 10pm show was just the repeat of AC’s 8pm show. So you can still watch AC at 8pm ET. Rejoice unto CNN!

      I have no idea what channel CNN is on. Is it a real TV network?

  2. MaryVal says:

    CNN? That’s a TV network? Who are Jeff Zucker and Erin Burnett?

  3. Sailing_J says:

    I’d love to see Trey Parker and Matt Stone make a movie making fun of Cooper, O’Brien and their ilk.

  4. Kitten says:

    Do you think the big new hire could be an opposing voice, like a conservative? Is Jeff Zucker serious about giving FOX some competition? Likely not. It’ll probably be some big headed liberal. Same old story, same old mantra, same old, same old. All hype, no delivery. Not impressed.

  5. otlset says:

    New 10 second promo…

    “New on CNN, ‘Tapp Out’, the new no-holds barred ‘submission-style’ news show starring Jake Tapper! ‘It will be like “Crossfire” on steroids’ said the respected newsman of his new hard-hitting show. Who will be the first guest to ‘Tapp Out’? Weeknights at ten, only on CNN…now with 10% less ‘ethnicity!”

  6. FrankRemley says:

    What is Katie Couric doing these days?

  7. geezee says:

    anyone know anything about the new something apparently coming up called The Newsroom? a few ppl have been posting a teaser on FB …. anyone?

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