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Piers Morgan has landed a new contract with ITV. The 'Life Stories' host is set to extend his partnership with the channel just months after his Us talk show, 'Piers Morgan Live', was axed by CNN. Piers will front a brand new series of 'Life Stories', expected to run for six episodes, and various factual shows next year under his new deal. An ITV source told The Sun newspaper: ''We are talking to Piers about an initial run of six episodes of Life Stories next year and a new factual series. ''Negotiations are still ongoing and haven't concluded yet.'' Unlike his current deal with ITV, »
Update: Things looked better on night two for CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” which averaged 175,000 adults 25-54 — a nearly 50% jump from Monday and a nice build on its “AC360″ lead-in (126,000), according to Nielsen estimates.
The Anthony Bourdain show, whose Tuesday episode has previously aired on a Sunday, finished second in the demo among news networks for its 9 p.m. hour — behind Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” (238,000) but 21% higher than MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow” (145,000).
With “AC360″ and “Parts Unknown” rising, CNN finished ahead of MSNBC for the night (133,000 to 125,000). The 10 p.m. show “CNN Tonight” (98,000 adults 25-54) was down 7% from Monday.
It’s only one day, but CNN’s reconfigured primetime lineup is off to a soft ratings start, as Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” on Monday finished well behind programming on competitors Fox News and MSNBC.
CNN canceled former 9 p.m. series “Piers Morgan Live” earlier this year due to low ratings. »
- Rick Kissell
Chelsea Clinton, former First Daughter of the United States, daughter of President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, announced on Thursday that she is expecting her first child with her husband Marc Mezvinsky.
Chelsea Clinton Announces First Pregnancy
Chelsea shared the happy news live at the end of the Clinton Foundation’s “No Ceilings: The Full Participation” discussion that took place on Thursday. The discussion event featured Chelsea and her mother, Hillary Clinton, exchanging thoughts on gender equality and the challenges facing young girls today with teenagers in the audience and across the nation as the event was livestreamed online.
“I have one more thing to say very quickly. I just want to thank all of you for being such an inspiration to us and to me in particular. Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year,” Chelsea said, pausing for applause. “And »
CNN is bailing on its 9 p.m. talk show tradition by installing a rotating lineup of shows and specials in place of the departed “Piers Morgan Live.” Starting this summer, specials like Dr. Sanjay Gupta's “Weed” and Anderson Cooper's “The Survivor Diaries” will share the hour with new shows starring Mike Rowe, John Walsh and Lisa Ling. CNN also plans a new 10 p.m. nightly news show “CNN Tonight,” featuring a rotating roster of hosts. CNN also renewed the Peabody and Emmy-award winning “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” for an additional four cycles in 2015 and 2016 and renewed “Morgan Spurlock Inside. »
- Joseph Kapsch
Feature Simon Brew 2 Apr 2014 - 06:05
Unfortunately, Piers Morgan has started popping up in a few movies now. Fortunately, we've figured out how you can avoid seeing him
For some reason, a growing number of American movies appear to be drafting in Piers Morgan to appear in small roles as a news reader/interviewer/general irritant. For those of us who really like movies, Morgan’s presence in them has not yet been a welcome one, and we’ve now heard that he’s recorded a scene or two for the upcoming Entourage film.
This article then is intended as a work of public service, and we’ll keep it up to date with Morgan’s appearances in film, should people continue to indulge him. So: here are the films to date that Morgan has appeared in, and the specific moments you need to skip if you want your viewing experience to be Morgan-free. »
Piers Morgan ended the final moments of his CNN show, "Piers Morgan Live," with a return to an issue close to his heart: gun control. Although most of the final broadcast on Friday (March 28) focused on the missing Malaysian flight 370, a few minutes at the very end made it clear that Morgan hasn't changed his mind about his gun views.
Check out his closing statement below:
I assumed that after 70 people were shot in a movie theater, and then, just a few months later, 20 first-graders were murdered with an assault rifle in an elementary school, the absurd gun laws in this country would change. But nothing has happened. The gun lobby in America, led by the NRA, has bullied this nation's politicians into cowardly, supine silence. Even when 20 young children are blown away in their classrooms. This is a shameful situation that has made me very angry. So angry, in fact, »
Update, Saturday 12:20 Pm: Watch the departing Piers Morgan deliver his CNN farewell and gun control speech below. Previous, Friday 7:20 Pm: Piers Morgan wrapped his three-year CNN run tonight with (gasp!) a full hour of discussion about the missing plane. But in his four-minute final remarks, he couldn’t resist taking a parting shot at the NRA. “I assumed that after 70 people were shot in a movie theater, and then, just a few months later, 20 first-graders were murdered with an assault rifle in an elementary school, the absurd gun laws in this country would change,” he said. “But nothing has happened. The gun lobby in America, led by the NRA, has bullied this nation’s politicians into cowardly, supine silence. Even when 20 young children are blown away in their classrooms. This is a shameful situation that has made me very angry.” He continued to rail and wrapped it with »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
Piers Morgan wrapped his CNN news show on Friday night after three years on the air with a plea for stricter gun control laws.
Although he spent the majority of the one-hour program discussing missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, the host dedicated the last minutes of “Piers Morgan Live” to gun legislation.
He cited 2012′s mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. and at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo. as reason for his pro-gun control stance. He also took a final shot at the National Rifle Association and critics who deem his position “anti-American.”
“I assumed that after 70 people were shot in a movie theater and then, just a few months later, 20 first-graders were murdered with an assault rifle in an elementary school, the absurd gun laws in this country would change,” he said. “But nothing has happened. The gun lobby in America, led by the NRA, »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Piers Morgan brought his run as host of CNN's “Piers Morgan Live” to an end on Friday night by speaking to a topic he feels passionately about: Gun control. Morgan, who's spoken about his desire for stricter gun control numerous times, fired off one more shot on his way out the door. See photos: Piers Morgan Reveals His New Gig: ‘Entourage’ Movie Role “Regular viewers will know that the issue of gun control has been a consistent and often very controversial part of this show,” Morgan said. “And I want to say something more about that before I bow out. »
- Tim Kenneally
CNN host Piers Morgan issued one last plea for U.S. gun control as he wrapped up his show’s three-year run.
Morgan devoted the prime-time show’s final minutes Friday night to the issue that he said has been a “consistent and often very controversial” part of Piers Morgan Live.
The British-born host cited gun violence statistics and expressed dismay that mass shootings including those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., haven’t led to stricter laws.
Morgan blamed politicians that he said had been bullied into “cowardly” silence by a gun lobby led by the National Rifle Association. »
- Associated Press
Los Angeles (AP) — CNN host Piers Morgan issued one last plea for U.S. gun control as he wrapped up his show's three-year run. Morgan devoted the prime-time show's final minutes Friday night to the issue that he said has been a "consistent and often very controversial" part of "Piers Morgan Live." The British-born host cited gun violence statistics and expressed dismay that mass shootings including those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., haven't led to stricter laws. Morgan blamed politicians that he said had been bullied into "cowardly" silence by a gun lobby led by the National Rifle Association. A message seeking comment from the NRA was left Friday night with an answering service at its headquarters. Piers concluded with remarks addressed to his critics. "To those who claim my gun control campaign has been anti-American, well, the reverse is true. I'm so pro-American I want more of you to stay alive, »
Piers Morgan has announced that tonight will be his last show on CNN. “My last ‘Piers Morgan Live' show airs live at 9 p.m. Et tonight,” Morgan tweeted on Friday. ”And I will have something important to say at the end.” Morgan revealed in February that he would be leaving the network after a three-year run in primetime. His admission came a month after TheWrap exclusively reported British host's show was in trouble. Also read: CNN's Piers Morgan Guest Host Bill Weir Tops Fox News’ Megyn Kelly in »
- Greg Gilman
Piers Morgan today is tweeting his way to his final telecast of Piers Morgan Live tonight: A New Dawn..dramatic scene outside my NY office as final day of @PiersMorganLive begins > http://t.co/I7sZkK86KK (via @DespSeekSusan ) #CNN — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 28, 2014 It was too intelligent for Chelsea fans to enjoy > Rt @TeamChelseaFC @piersmorgan no one will miss it xoxox — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 28, 2014 Thank you @jonathanwald & our whole magnificent @PiersMorganLive team. We won some, we lost some – but we always gave it everything we had. — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 28, 2014 Most importantly, we stood up to the plate even when it wasn’t easy or popular or to do so > #guns @PiersMorganLive #CNN — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 28, 2014 I leave with no regrets, many great memories, and one heartfelt hope – that America sorts out its insane gun laws. @PiersMorganLive #CNN — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 28, 2014 My last @PiersMorganLive show airs live at 9pmET tonight. »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
Has “Piers Morgan Live” found its new Piers Morgan in Bill Weir? Weir, filling in for the departing Morgan in CNN's 9 p.m. hour, topped Fox News’ competition “The Kelly File” in the cable news key demo, adults 25-54. Weir pulled in 373,000 viewers versus Megyn Kelly's 353,000 on Thursday evening. Also read: CNN's ‘New Day’ Eclipses MSNBC's ‘Morning Joe’ In Demo and Total Viewers However, Kelly topped Weir in total viewers with 2 million total viewers versue Weir's 1 million. In the key demo, CNN's “Erin Burnett Outfront” also came close to “On the Record With Greta Van Susteren,” but ultimately fell. »
- Tony Maglio
As the Mystery of Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 mystery dragged on, Fox News Channel continued its hold on primetime Thursday in the news demo (391,000) with CNN a competitive No. 2 (321,000) followed, not closely, by MSNBC (166,000) and Hln (128,000). Piers Morgan Live, hosted by possible Morgan replacement Bill Weir (373,000), was the only CNN program to best Fnc — Megyn Kelly (353,000) in the demo. But CNN took a tumble at 10 Pm when the network switched from missing-plane coverage to docu-series Chicagoland (172,000). Fnc’s Hannity clobbered it (331,000). Earlier in the evening, CNN’s Erin Burnett (347,000) came within 9,000 demo viewers of Fnc’s Greta Van Susteren (356,000), after which Fnc’s Bill O’Reilly (486,000) widened the lead, over CNN’s Anderson Cooper (420,000). In total viewers, Fnc (2.140 million) more than doubled CNN’s primetime average (883,000), followed by MSNBC (742,000) and Hln (315,000). The networks did not have much to report on the missing plane front that day — and yet so much happened. »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
As missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 rubberneckers begin to fall away, owing to lack of substantial new developments, Fox News Channel recovered the top spot yesterday in total day and from 7-11 Pm, aka extended primetime, in both overall audience and the news demo. It’s the first time in days that Fnc has dominated extended primetime in both metrics, as CNN enjoyed big ratings boost with the missing-plane story. That said, CNN remains far more competitive than calendar year to date – at 7 Pm, for instance, Erin Burnett OutFront came in less than 20,000 demo viewers behind Fnc’s On The Record With Greta Van Susteren (248,000 and 267,000, respectively). And, Piers Morgan Live, hosted by Bill Weir, clocked 379,000 demo viewers, which is a respectable retention of Anderson Cooper’s 383,000. That’s good news for Weir, who is one of the candidates to replace Morgan in the time slot. Related: Malaysia Airlines News Coverage »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
After a week of losses to CNN, Fox News was back on top Tuesday night, with all three shows at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm ranking #1 in the 25-54 demo. Fox's The O'Reilly Factor had 404K in the demo compared to CNN's Anderson Cooper 360's 366K. After that The Kelly File brought in 354K, narrowly beating Piers Morgan Live's 351K. And Hannity's 336K came out ahead of the Don Lemon-anchored Malaysia Airlines special report on CNN, which had 324K. Fox was also #1 in total viewers across the board. »
- Mediaite Staff
Update: 1:30 Pm: Fox News Channel clocked an average of 2.1 million viewers in primetime Monday night, thumping CNN‘s 847,000 — but CNN came within shooting distance of Fox News in the news demo with its flood-the-zone coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. CNN’s primetime news demo audience: 386,000. Fox News’ primetime news demo crowd: 391,000. To that end, CNN’s Erin Burnett (375,000) edged Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren (342,000) at 7 Pm; CNN’s Piers Morgan Live, hosted by Bill Weir (383,000), topped Fox News’ Megyn Kelly (365,000) at 9; and CNN’s Don Lemon (390,000) topped Fox News’ Sean Hannity (359,000) at 10. One big change: Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly (450,000) put an end to CNN star Anderson Cooper’s (385,000) three-night demo winning streak. Previous, 12:02 Pm: That said, Saturday’s cable news victory went to Fox News Channel for both overall day and primetime, in both the news demo and among viewers of all ages (though CNN prevailed »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
Morgan began his column by describing how Clarkson "vented his spleen in a manner so blatant in its seething pettiness and jealousy that even his own readers were appalled".
He continued: "Should I point out that the pot-bellied, rotten-toothed, fag-stinking oaf has never himself been able to work in America because he is considered 'too ugly for TV' - the exact words used by the NBC executive (a friend of mine) who interviewed and rejected him when Top Gear was launched there?"
Miss Deadline’s top TV stories of the week? Catch up here: CNN To Test Michael Smerconish, Jake Tapper, Bill Weir & Don Lemon In Piers Morgan’s Time Slot; Morgan’s Last Day March 28 By Lisa DeMoraes – Exclusive: Piers Morgan’s last day hosting Piers Morgan Live will be March 28, after which CNN Worldwide chief Jeff Zucker is going to try out Michael Smerconish as well as Jake Tapper, Bill Weir, and Don Lemon in the time slot for a few weeks, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Deadline. R.I.P. Comedian David Brenner, Johnny Carson’s Favorite on ‘Tonight Show’ By The Deadline Team – Comedian David Brenner died today at his home in New York, NY. He was 78. Nick D’Agosto & Andrew Santino To Star In CBS’ ‘Himym’ Spinoff ‘How I Met Your Dad’ By Nellie Andreeva – Masters of Sex‘s Nick D’Agosto and Mixology »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
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