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Larry King -- Divorcing Show After 25 Years

6/29/2010 7:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0629_larry_king_EXD_TMZ_2Larry King is pulling the plug on "Larry King Live" after 25 years on the air -- and LK insiders insist it was Larry's decision.

King just took to his Twitter to announce: "I’m ending my nightly show this fall but continuing at CNN."  Larry will be doing specials and would like to focus on sports stories.

He wrote in another message, "It's time to hang up my nightly suspenders."

CNN sources tell TMZ they're in talks "with a number of people" and they expect to make a decision on Larry's replacement in 2 to 4 weeks.

Sources tell us Larry made the decision in the last 24 hours.

There's been a buzz that King might not be renewed when is contract is up because of low ratings.

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31.

Kelly    


Um, everyone tells you that "retiring isn't all it's cracked up to be." Well it's not!! I hope you have plans for a hobby other than your sister in law

1487 days ago
32.

Kelly    

BTW, Puleeze CNN, No Glenn Beck's or Nancy Grace's!! PULEEZE!!!

1487 days ago
33.

Athina    

Larry's replacement is Piers Morgan. Good luck Larry. People have short memories of your great interviewing style. 50,000 excellent interviews later. You will be missed.

1487 days ago
34.

Kelly    


HAHAHAHA! Willard Scott is an old perv too!!

1487 days ago
35.

Butterfly    

HI KEITH! Just to add to your comment, Kelly Rippa has been hoping to replace Regis with her no talent husband whom, it appears, she has been supporting for years. Nothing would give her more pleasure than to have a Mr. and Mrs. show of her own where she can continue to run her mouth, non-stop, even more!

1487 days ago
36.

moe l.    

Holy Cr_p! That man needs a coffin!!!

1487 days ago
37.

Stella    

Yea.. like it was Larry's decision

just like it was Carson's decision

1487 days ago
38.

Cheryl    

Larry King's interviews are done with respect given to the guest. I have always tuned into to Larry's show at 9 just to see who he has on that night. Many times he has on great guests, the interviews are interesting.

Its time he retired though and spend time with his kids.
He's going to be hard to replace. Who will they get?

1487 days ago
39.

simon    

Wow, where will politicians and questionable people go to be asked what their favorite color is? There are some people who will be scrambling to figure out where to go to get a softball question thrown at them (barack, you are one of them)

1487 days ago
40.

maryb.    

Best to Larry King...up until Bush-Cheney getting into office and then 9/11, he had some extraordinary guests; however, he didn't appear to be able to keep a balance or attract the really great guests after 2000 (maybe there aren't any great prominent folks alive these days). Yes, he should have retired 8 to 10 years ago due to the fact that he had young boys at home who needed his full-time attention as a father. Young women who marry much older men for their money and then bear children are doing the children a great injustice in that eventually they'll want out of the marriage simply because the man didn't die as soon as they had anticipated and now she has recently tried taking her own life. Hopefully, those boys have been a stable nanny throughout their young lives!?!



Off subject...



Although I was a fan of Katie Holmes when she was young, I am offended that she has the nerve to attempt immitating or playing Jacqueline Kennedy in a movie.

1487 days ago
41.

socodave    

Anyone with a modi*** of intelligence never watched this clown's show more than once.

1487 days ago
42.

gutsygirl    

RE: #48

Yes, Larry having lousy guests and asking even lousier questions
is Bush's fault. *cue eye rolls*

fyi: Tom bought Katie that role...and she's no Jackie.

1487 days ago
43.

cocoapuff    

Larry you are One of a Kind. May God Bless You Larry! You Will Be Missed

1487 days ago
44.

Where's KOOKY?    

I, for one, will miss Larry. Say what you will, but I don't think there's a better interviewer on TV right now. Here's why: as Bill Mahar pointed out on last night's show, Larry is like one of us, asking the questions we'd want answers to. Also, I've always found that Larry is the ONE person who doesn't overshadow the interviewee, a la Oprah. Whenever that woman interviews anyone, it's ALWAYS about HER. You walk away with what SHE said on your mind, not the person being interviewed. Yet, LK is gracious enough -- and wise enough -- to let the person being featured have the spotlight.

Don't equate advanced age with being incompetent. I'd rather watch Larry than every other talking head now on TV. They have no depth, no background to even begin to compare with his knowledge. Larry pretty much put CNN on the map when it was a struggling newcomer 25 years ago, and I really hope he's not being booted out against his will. Yeah, Larry's had his share of problems lately, and I certainly wish him well. More time for his two young boys, and trying to put his marriage back together. But wow...it'll certainly be strange when my husband and I turn on the TV each night and no longer say, "let's see who Larry's got on tonight." In our household, he's simply, "Larry."

We'll miss ya, my friend. All the best to you and please don't be a stranger! Thanks for many years of great entertainment. You WILL be missed!

1487 days ago
45.

Dayna    

Good, Time for old sour puss to leave.

1487 days ago
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