NEW YORK CITY - Television critics are stating that Piers Morgan the host of Piers Morgan Tonight is having a rather difficult time filling the shoes of Larry King, retired host of Larry King Live.
The critics say that the problem does not stem from the guests because Morgan is booking celebrities on the A-List. The critics are instead pointing their combined fingers at the British host.
Those in the know all agree that Piers has to realize that he is not judging amateur performers as he did as one of the judges on America's Got Talent.
Morgenthau Paxtonhaufer, editor of The Right Coast Illustrated Revue remarked that at times Morgan comes off as being rather conceited and gives off the appearance of being one who knows it all and is not willing to listen to the opinions of others, no matter how right they may be and how wrong he may be.
Paxtonhaufer sited the example of Mel Gibson who recently appeared with Morgan. Gibson, who has the reputation of being an individual who can put the brewski's away suggested to Morgan that he really needs to cut back on his on-the-air beer drinking.
Morgan replied by saying "Poppycock." Gibson then stated that there is no other talk show host anywhere on American television who interviews his guests while throwing back the beers.
Piers replied by saying that he likes to look at himself as being the Daniel Boone of talk show drinking. He giggled and stated that he is blazing a trail.
Gibson shook his head and told him that the only thing he is doing is setting himself up to get himself into an old-fashioned on-the-air fracas that will make the hijinks of The Jerry Springer Show seem like Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs by comparison.
Piers informed Gibson that he totally disagrees with him and to prove his point he will book him (Mel), Ricky Gervais, Russell Brand, Mickey Rourke, Gary Busey, and Charlie Sheen on his show and he will prove that the six of them can have a nice healthy debate without getting out of hand.
Gibson started laughing. He told Morgan that he would gladly love to participate on that show. And Mel, the "Mad Aussie From Hell" said that he will bet Morgan $10,000 that before the hour long show is over one of more of the guests will have gotten into a physical altercation.
Morgan took a sip of his beer and accepted the bet.
Agents and managers are currently working out the details, but the show should be telecast sometime in April.