Piers Morgan’s CNN Show Is Coming To An End

Piers Morgan’s ratings-starved interview program is not long for this world.

Morgan told the New York Times that he’s been in discussions with CNN president Jeff Zucker about yanking the primetime show off the air. The change will likely come next month.

“It’s been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings,” Morgan said.

Citing his aggressive calls for new gun laws after the Sandy Hook massacre, Morgan acknowledged that he’s struggled to connect with an American audience.

“Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it,” Morgan said. “That’s run its course and Jeff and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.”

Morgan said he’s in discussions about staying with CNN in some capacity.

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