Sunday, April 01, 2012

Cha-Cha-Cha Changes

As many of you know rumors have been swirling the last few days about the fate of Anderson's talk show. His program syndicator, Telepictures, renewed Anderson late last year and later announced a executive producer shuffle and that the show was being moved out of Jazz at Lincoln Center. We thought things were pretty settled after those changes so it caught us by surprise when seemingly creditable rumors, indicating the show was in flux with more changes to come, started to surface on Thursday.

Because of our sister blog, ATC, we have developed a few friendships with the CNN PR team. The word we're getting from them is that changes are going to be announced on Monday that include Cooper signing a deal with The Learning Channel to air his talk show, and additional projects, on TLC in the Fall. The 2011/2012 season will remain the property of Time Warner/ Warner Bros. and they will solely control re-airing distribution of the first season. AC’s new partnership will be between Telepictues and The Learning Channel and gives TLC a long sought after foray into the talk show market. Their acquisition of Anderson seems a natural fit since AC’s talk show focused so heavily on TLC's programs, including Dance Moms, Toddlers and Tiaras, Little Couple, My Strange Addiction, Long Island Medium and Niecy Nash, in its first season.

Our source also tells us that because Cooper has broken ranks with Time Warner his AC360 will be replaced with a CNN produced reality TV show to air nightly in the 8PM hour. It is predicted to be a strong ratings contender and we’re told there is nothing that compares to it currently on cable news stations. The yet untitled program is slated as a cross between Jeopardy and The Superstars. CNN anchors and their staff will answer trivia questions about the day’s news events to win the opportunity to run an obstacle course against the previous night’s winning team. The program will be hosted by Piers Morgan and Erin Burnett

More details on both programs after the jump.

AC360 Transcript

AC360 Podcast


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Anonymous said...

Aww you peoples, You got me!!!!! I confess it proudly!!! Thank you for the laughs!!

Kathy the duped LOL

Anonymous said...

REALLY good one! And the only reason it worked is because CNN and Anderson are both so horrible these days. Love you women and your sense of the ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

LMAO I thought it was true as I forgot what the date was. LOL You guys are GOOD.

Anonymous said...

April fool but not as good as the Beekman Boys saying they were selling the Beekman mansion/farm that gave me a heart attack AC, not so much.

Anonymous said...

Makes perfect sense to
me, sorry it's just a joke.

Who are the Beekman Boys
and why talk about them

Anonymous said...

Sadly it all sounded so real...The Learning Channel????
Now if you had said AC was going to be canceled because the competition was too stiff and his day show was so horrible, we all would have heaved a sigh of relief!
Now that's believable.

Anonymous said...

You had me going there until I read the part about the CNN reality show. Good one!

Anonymous said...

It was very believable until the last part of the last paragraph. Obstacle course?

Sorry to say it wouldn't surprise me to see "Anderson" become tied in more closely with TLC.

In other news, I won the lottery.


Anonymous said...

Touchy aren't we Anon 3:16.

Dee said...

You got me too!!! Only when I read Piers & Erin did I wonder...then I saw the see more.

Anonymous said...

Sure hope Coops & his talk show team see this. It's funny stuff. Probably not as funny to CNN.

Suzanne said...

Good one.....I thought it sounded pretty good so I fell for it. I think this is the best one yet.