There were a number of programming announcements at Warner Bros. Discovery upfront Wednesday in New York. One of the most significant was that the former CNN+ interview-style show Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace? is moving to HBO Max and will stream weekly on Sunday evenings.
At CNN+, Who’s Talking? aired four days a week, and it was one of the few offerings that attracted a substantial audience on the now-defunct streaming service. Wallace’s new show is set to premiere on HBO Max in the fall and will also be part of a new programming block at CNN titled “CNN Sunday.”
“A big part of the CNN brand is respectful, authentic and impactful interviews, and one of the best interviewers in the business is Chris Wallace, who is here with us this morning,” CNN Worldwide chairman and CEO Chris Licht said Wednesday at the WBD Upfront. “We’re excited to announce that Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace? will return to production this fall with episodes on HBO Max and on our CNN linear channel on Sunday evenings. Chris’s show will be part of what we’re calling ‘CNN Sunday.’ It’s a unique opportunity for your brand’s to appear alongside our premium content.”
Wallace added in a separate statement, “Who’s Talking? is a rare show built for streaming that gives newsmakers the opportunity to have candid conversations and an open dialogue about the issues of the day and whatever is on their minds. I’ve never had more fun developing a program and am looking forward to bringing it to both HBO Max and CNN audiences.”
In addition to hosting Who’s Talking? on HBO Max and CNN, Wallace will remain a CNN anchor. He joined CNN in January after more than 50 award-winning years in broadcasting, including 18 years with Fox News, where he was the anchor of Fox News Sunday.