Piers Morgan Nears Deal for King Spot

By Andrew Gauthier 

The New York Times

Piers Morgan, the bad-cop judge on the hit NBC show “America’s Got Talent,” is poised to take over Larry King’s coveted time slot on CNN, a move smoothed by an imminent deal between the two media giants that own the channels, NBC Universal and Turner Broadcasting.

This week, NBC signaled that it was willing to share Mr. Morgan with CNN. That decision frees Mr. Morgan to negotiate directly with CNN, and according to three people involved in the delicate maneuvering between the companies, a contract could be signed within a few days.


If completed, the deal would vault Mr. Morgan, a native of Britain, into the top tier of television interviewers More…