Piers Morgan recently took over the top spot on CNN when he replaced Larry King and the Larry King Live show with his own Piers Morgan Tonight. After twenty-five years, Larry King called it quits and welcomed Piers Morgan to take a stab at doing what he (King) had been doing so successfully for so many years.
Piers Morgan not only stepped up to the challenge, but invited all to world to watch as he claimed that his show was going to be cutting edge, possibly alluding to the fact that Larry King Live had grown stale and Americans needed a shot in the arm of new talent, new interviewer talent that is.
But, the self-aggrandizing doesn't stop there. Morgan has just announced that he would like to take over Regis Philbin's spot on the Live with Regis and Kelly show, which Philbin plans on vacating sometime later this year. When asked how he could possibly take on two shows at the same time, Morgan had this to say, "Why you silly git. One is in the morning and one is in the evening. How could they possibly be at the same time then? Right. I suppose then that is why I am the talent and you are, well, quite obviously not."
An official Tweet from Morgan announcing his plans was not forthcoming because as Morgan puts it, "With all the important things I need to say, I just couldn't possibly get it down within such small parameters dictated by a tacky Twitter Tweet."
Accordingly, Morgan plans on announcing his intentions in a live news breaking bulletin on the Fox Channel Wednesday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time immediately preceding the premiere of season 10 of American Idol. When asked why he chose to announce his plans on the Fox Channel when his Piers Morgan Tonight show is broadcast on rival CNN and Live With Regis and Kelly makes its home on ABC, Morgan said this:
"I'm Piers Morgan. I'm young, I'm brash and I don't need the word Live on any of my shows to indicate that I am among the living."