Ever since he filled in for Regis Philbin on Live with Regis and Kelly, Anderson Cooper has been seen as a possible new candidate for a daytime talk show. The possibility is now fact, Anderson will have his own daytime talk fest, singularly titled Anderson. It will be a departure from his fast-firing job in the CNN late night news window, but it promises to show a lighter side of Cooper to the viewing public. Surprisingly enough, CNN had no qualms about his semi-departure, allowing Cooper to appear in his daytime talk show while also continuing on at Anderson 360, an oddly lax clause, but perhaps put in place to keep his huge pull on audiences with the network. The problem of his often dispatched reports, reporting live from the field as far away as the Middle East and Haiti have already been accounted for, producers of Anderson will make allowances, segments of the show will be made to be filmed abroad as he reports for CNN across the globe, though specifically how, they don’t know yet. This first week of programming is supposed to be as hard hitting as his night spot, he promises the first interview with Amy Winehouse’s family since her death, spots with Snooki and Kathy Griffin, a human interest piece about two 20-somethings abandoned as infants, plus the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The show will appear on FOX network, and promises if anything, to be as interesting as his already cable gold brainchild, Anderson 360.
September 13, 2011