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CNN Eyes Anderson Cooper-Kathy Griffin Series

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If you thought their New Year’s Eve shows were disastrous and unfunny, CNN may want you to stay tuned. According to Deadline, CNN might be exploring a new show that would pair the two together.

Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin may make their popular New Year’s Eve specials a regular thing. I hear the duo filmed a pilot today at the CNN studios in the Time Warner Center in New York. Details about the hourlong project are sketchy, but I’ve learned that it had a lot of humor in it and filmed in front of a live audience — which I hear included new CNN topper Jeff Zucker. While it is unclear whether the project is definitely for CNN, Zucker has been looking to shake things up at the ratings-challenged cable news network by adding more mainstream entertainment fare. The annual New Year’s Eve pairing of Cooper and Griffin draws solid ratings and generates a lot of headlines with racy moments like Griffin getting up close and personal with Cooper’s private parts this year.

Well I guess if you are CNN you have to try something new but this just sounds like a bad idea to me. I guess it won’t be the worst thing on TV as long as Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews both have shows though.

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