This will be no ordinary summer. The King will preside again! Larry King has announced that his talk show will resume this summer on the new digital network Ora.TV, way ahead of schedule.
He hinted at the format of the new show titled ‘Larry King Now’ will be similar to "Larry King Live," which aired on CNN for 25 years. However, the show is to be 30 minutes in length rather than the previous 60 minutes. Fresh episodes will be posted online as well.
King said he missed his nightly shows and was itching to get back in action. He may be 78-years-old but there’s no slowing him down. We feel the itch pretty likely got stronger as the US Presidential Elections neared. After all there is no such thing as a good story driving a veteran anchor who is off screen, to madness. He himself has admitted feeling at a loss and missing his show when Osama bin Laden was killed.
In the meanwhile, Larry King is keeping mysteriously mum about the guests lined up for his new show, however people are assuming and rightly so, that they are hardly going to see regular run of the mill faces. And to add some to the speculation, Larry King has hinted though that he is aiming for President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. With him on the hosting seat, it just may be possible
Larry King’s show on CNN lasted for 25 years making it the longest running show according to the Guinness Book of World Records. When Larry made the announcement about a surprise end to Larry King Live in 2010, it created quite a stir.
He also tweeted his intention to end the show.
King made the surprising announcement via his Twitter account right before he recorded his show. "Announcing tonight: I'm ending my nightly show this fall but continuing at CNN," he wrote.
Though Larry King’s show ended amid low ratings but people still would love to see the brash and tough man sitting across the table from his guests and interviewing them live.
He has not been sitting idle in the meanwhile. He has appeared on the screen often enough to keep himself in the limelight. Check this interview with Sacha Cohen Baron:
We have to hand it to him, as he’s still all charm! There are hopes though, that his comeback would be as successful as he was before. But comebacks often do not do as well as expected. Oprah Winfrey, another icon of the times is still struggling to win back the charm and viewer bank of her ‘Oprah Winfrey Show’ days.
It may not be the best of times for a comeback, but then, we are talking about Larry the King and this is election time. Who better to listen to then the King, when it’s time to chose a leader?
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