Add another name to the list of potential replacements for Larry King. CNN is in talks with Joy Behar, the host of The Joy Behar Show on Headline News and co-host on ABC’s “The View,” Deadline.com reported Wednesday.
Behar’s prime time show on CNN’s sister network Headline News has been a bright spot for the network. Her show has gained viewers in recent months, while King’s ratings have slipped.
King said he wants to hand over his long-running talk show to Ryan Seacrest, the host of “American Idol.” Piers Morgan of “America’s Got Talent” and “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric are among the other marquee names considered to be candidates to take over for King.
King said he would end his nightly talk show on CNN in the fall, after a quarter century marked by high-profile interviews, and more recently by sagging ratings, The Wall Street Journal reported.