Larry King Set To Host Dodgers Talk Show On Time Warner Cable’s New SportsNet LA

By | Tuesday February 25, 2014 @ 10:18pm PST

LarryKing_Dodgers__111130235443The longtime TV host and unapologetic Dodgers fan will host an hourlong talker on the LA-centric sports channel that launched Tuesday. SportsNet LA said Larry King At Bat will bow March 18, featuring interviews with baseball greats and experts, … Read More »

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Larry King Joins Russia Today As Host Of New Talk Show

By | Wednesday May 29, 2013 @ 9:59am PDT

Longtime CNN personality Larry King is heading to Russia Today as host of a new political talk show, RT announced today on its website. The Russian-backed English-language TV channel will begin airing Politics With Larry King, produced by Ora.tv next month, as well as Larry King Now, which … Read More »

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Larry King’s New Hulu Series Debuts

By | Monday July 16, 2012 @ 9:11pm PDT

Larry King Now will air Monday-Thursday in the evening and looks to be more of the same from veteran CNN interviewer Larry King: chatfests with Hollywood, political, and pop culture types at a table with suspenders in tow. Hulu’s … Read More »

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Carlos Slim Brings Back Larry King With New Online On-Demand Network Ora.TV

By | Monday March 12, 2012 @ 4:16am PDT

Carlos Slim Helu Ora.TVWith an estimated net worth of $69 billion from interests including finance, media and telecommunications, Mexican mogul Carlos Slim Helú is believed to be the world’s richest man. He’s now expanding his media reach with Ora.TV, an Internet-based on-demand network to be led by former News Corp executive Jon Housman. Slim’s Latin American wireless provider America Movil is backing the venture, although financials have not been disclosed. In a return to broadcast, Larry King is also partnering with Slim as a co-founder of the network where he will interview leaders from the worlds of politics and entertainment in a somewhat similar format to his old CNN show. Larry King Ora.TV The network will be ad-supported with streaming available in the U.S., Latin America and elsewhere later this year, according to The New York Times. Bloomberg recently reported that Slim was eyeing a Netflix-like online service in Mexico for movies and TV shows, but Ora appears to be a different beast given its focus on original programming. It also remains unclear if Ora will be available in Mexico where America Movil faces a government ban from delivering traditional TV over its network. Below is the full press release: Read More »

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Big Names Continue To Emerge As Groups Gather To Bid For Dodgers

L.A. Lakers icon Magic Johnson is the latest big entertainment name to throw his hat in the ring to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers, which are currently in bankruptcy protection and could be about a month away from holding an auction to sell the franchise. The NBA Hall of Famer probably won’t be the latest high-profile star to attach himself to a potential ownership group — Johnson’s team, confirmed today, is a Santa Monica-based group of private investors known as Guggenheim Baseball Management, which includes Mark Walter, CEO of financial services firm Guggenheim Partners, and veteran baseball exec Stan Kasten — as bidders jockey for position in an auction in which the team will likely fetch more than $1 billion. (Johnson and his Magic Johnson Enterprises sold his ownership stake in the Lakers last year and also is part of the group that is trying to bring the NFL to downtown Los Angeles, so he’s definitely a serious player.) Other big names being bandied about as part of separate possible Dodgers ownership groups include Dallas Mavericks and HDNet’s billionaire owner Mark Cuban — he tried to buy the Chicago Cubs from Tribune a year ago — and former CNN host Larry King. Those kind of high-profile figures also don’t hurt in boosting the Dodgers’ profile as networks prepare to take a crack at landing the team’s lucrative local TV rights, which could mean a $3 billion windfall to the financially strapped team — if the courts can ever decide how that process will unfold. Read More »

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Dodgers Update: TV Rights Hearing Set For Dec. 7; Larry King Part Of Group Seeking To Buy Team

A U.S. Bankruptcy judge today set December 7 to kick off a two-day hearing about whether the Los Angeles Dodgers can begin marketing the team’s lucrative future local TV rights, which Fox Sports holds through the end of the 2013 baseball season. Fox already has sued the Dodgers to block any early rights sale. The network claims its regional network has an exclusive window to renegotiate a new deal as part of its current contract, and that that team is using bankruptcy protection to break that agreement. (As part of that lawsuit, Fox will ask Judge Kevin Gross to dismiss the team’s bankruptcy altogether in a hearing set for December 27.) How valuable are those TV rights? Soon-to-be-ex-Dodgers owner Frank McCourt at one time had a $3 billion deal with Fox in place before it was rejected by Major League Baseball and commissioner Bud Selig, forcing McCourt to seek bankruptcy for the team and eventually agree to sell the franchise outright. Read More »

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ICM Signs Larry King Away From WME

By | Thursday June 23, 2011 @ 4:31pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE.. UPDATE: Larry King has moved from WME to ICM for representation in all areas. The former CNN talk-show host of Larry King Live for 25 years as well as author and TV/radio personality is set for four … Read More »

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Larry King In Talks For ‘Daily Show’ Gig

By | Monday March 14, 2011 @ 12:11pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Larry King is in conversations for a contributor gig on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Make that “conversation,” as there has been only one of them. Sources at Comedy Central confirm a New York Post report that the veteran talk-show host has been approached with the idea. … Read More »

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Larry King And Piers Morgan Spar Over Morgan’s ‘Dangerous’ Label

By | Thursday February 24, 2011 @ 12:31am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Piers Morgan brought in his predecessor Larry King on his CNN show tonight to set the record straight over King’s recent comments that Morgan “may have been oversold” to American audiences. “He was going to be dangerous. He was going to be water cooler talk,” King told BBC Radio … Read More »

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Larry King On Piers Morgan: “I Think He May Have Been Oversold”

By | Thursday February 17, 2011 @ 8:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

In an interview for BBC Radio 4 in his successor Piers Morgan’s native Britain, former CNN host said Morgan was a “fine” host but may have suffered from overhyping. “I think one of the problems (CNN) did was over sell … Read More »

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Larry King Gets Ratings Boost For Finale

Nellie Andreeva

Larry King drew 2.24 million viewers for his send-off last night, posting a rare time slot victory for his departing primetime talk show. King barely edged the 9 PM’s dominant player, Fox News Channel’s Hannity (2.16 million) in total viewers, … Read More »

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Enough Already: Good Riddance, Larry King

By | Thursday December 16, 2010 @ 6:33pm PST

Are you watching this Larry King finale? What a slobber-fest! (It featured 2 presidents — Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger, 4 TV news anchors, Ryan Seacrest and Bill Maher, SNL‘s Fred Armisen doing a King impersonation, Regis Philbin and Tony Bennett singing — the latter “The Best is Yet to … Read More »

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The End: Final ‘Larry King Live’ Airs Tonight

Nellie Andreeva

He may have gotten out of touch, he may have been famously unprepared for his interviews, and he may have been responsible for his show hemorrhaging viewers to average underwhelming 700,000 a night, but Larry King is still an institution. After more than 25 years and about 50,000 guests, the … Read More »

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Conan’s Monologue & Cold Open On TBS

Nellie Andreeva

What Ratings Will Make ‘Conan’ A Success?

Here is a transcript of Conan O’Brien’s opening monologue as well as the opening video at tonight’s premiere of his late-night show on TBS.  The clip features dramatizations of Conan’s telling NBC brass to “go … Read More »

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How CNN Botched Larry King’s Exit From His Talk Show & Search For His Successor

Nellie Andreeva

CNN-logoFor someone who has been the face of the network for the past 25 years, you’d think CNN would have handled the departure of veteran Larry King with a little bit more dignity and respect. But a series of CNN blunders have … Read More »

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Larry King Heading Into Bagel Biz; Will He Have To Answer To Nate N’ Al?

By | Wednesday June 30, 2010 @ 4:32pm PDT
Mike Fleming

SURPRISE! CNN Talking To Joy Behar About Replacing Larry King

larry-kingWhen Larry King steps down from his CNN gig later this year, he’ll need something to fill his downtime. Bagels will play a role. Just before he announced his exit, King closed a deal to become a financial partner in The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company, a Florida-based enterprise that claims to have developed a water treatment technology that replicates the H2O from the New York borough that is the key to churning out bagels that taste like they were made in Brooklyn. (I’m not kidding). Read More »

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SURPRISE! CNN Talking To Joy Behar About Replacing Larry King

TV Behar HLN ShowA day after Larry King officially announced he will leave his CNN primetime talk show after 25 years, we hear the cable news network is in talks with Joy Behar to replace him. Behar has … Read More »

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So Who’ll Succeed Larry King On CNN?

Nellie Andreeva

What a sad day for Larry King. First, the Q2 cable ratings were released in the early afternoon, with CNN posting another double-digit year-to-year drop led by Larry King Live, which drew a mere 677,000 viewers and posted CNN’s biggest year-to-year demo loss of -37%. A couple of hours later, … Read More »

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Larry King Stepping Down From CNN Talk

CNN-logoFrequent showbiz interviewer and newsmaker Larry King announced today he’ll exit CNN “Larry King Live” after 25 years on air. His last show will be in November but he’ll produce quarterly specials afterwards under his new contract. Here is King’s statement:… Read More »

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