CNN’s Bill Weir to Host The Wonder List Original Series in 2015
by Matt Wilstein
When former Nightline anchor Bill Weir left ABC News to join CNN last year, it looked like he might be poised to take over Piers Morgan’s 9 p.m. anchor role. But Weir’s new show looks more like Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown than Piers Morgan Live.
On Monday, CNN released the trailer for The Wonder List, a new adventure-reality series in which Weir will travel the globe to “tell the untold stories of extraordinary people, places, cultures and creatures that are at a crossroads.” Like shows from Anthony Bourdain, Lisa Ling, Mike Rowe, Morgan Spurlock and others, Weir’s project continues CNN’s path towards “more shows and less newscasts” that network president Jeff Zucker promised last year.