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Larry King NOT Replaced by Piers Morgan, Yet

June 16, 2010 (5:04 am) GMT
A spokesperson for CNN said, '...rumors that we are close to signing a deal for a Larry King replacement are untrue.'

TV chiefs have moved swiftly to dismiss reports U.S. newsman 's talk show will be cancelled in favor of new programming featuring "" judge .

The veteran broadcaster's nightly news show, "", has experienced a slump in ratings over the last year and bosses at the CNN network are said to be discussing a replacement for the 76 year old. Morgan - who fronts his own series, "Piers Morgan's Life Stories", in the U.K. - was reportedly in negotiations to take on the role.

However, CNN bosses insist they have not reached a deal to replace the revered newsman. A network spokesperson says: "Not surprisingly, there is no shortage of people who would love to succeed Larry King if and when he moves on, but rumors that we are close to signing a deal for a Larry King replacement are untrue."

"We are currently looking at replacing our 8pm programme and that is our priority. Larry is a beloved member of the team, and he will continue to be part of the CNN family into the future."

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