CNN's Anderson Cooper Launching Daytime Talk Show
Posted on Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:55 AM PDT

andersonfoxtv200.jpgCNN anchor Anderson Cooper has signed a deal with Telepictures/Warner Bros. Domestic Television for a daytime talk show targeted for a fall 2011 launch.

The as-yet-untitled project will have a hard-news focus, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "The show is billed as a topical format that will cover everything from celebrities and pop culture to social issues and wide-interest news stories," according to the report.

Cooper will also serve as executive producer.

The timing of the launch seems not to be coincidentally in line with Oprah's departure from daytime talk.