Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution has sold a daily first-run hour hosted by Anderson Cooper to stations in New York (WPIX), Los Angeles (KTTV), Chicago (WFLD) and Boston (WFXT). The issue-driven series will be based in New York City and produced by Telepictures Productions in association with StrongChild Productions. Cooper will serve as an executive producer.
"Although the marketplace for fall 2011 has been filled by many returning franchises and the expansion of news programs, there is still a big opportunity across stations," said Ken Werner, president, Warner Bros. Domestic Television. "We are delighted that these major-market stations have embraced the opportunity to bring one of America's finest storytellers to daytime and early fringe viewers."
Cooper will continue to anchor CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, which airs weeknights at 10 p.m. ET.