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Gayle King and Charles Barkley Join Forces for CNN Show ‘King Charles’

Written by on April 24, 2023

Gayle King and Charles Barkley Join Forces for CNN Show ‘King Charles’ Tags: CNN, Gayle King, Charles Barkley, TV Shows, Cultural Relevance

CNN has announced that Gayle King and Charles Barkley will co-host a new weekly show on the cable news network called “King Charles.” The hour-long show will air in the fall of 2023 and will feature live discussions about cultural events and relevant topics.

Chris Licht, CEO of CNN, expressed his excitement about the show in an email to his colleagues, saying that King and Barkley’s unique personalities and perspectives will offer a fresh take on current events. The two will not be leaving their current positions; King will continue to anchor CBS Mornings, while Barkley will remain a commentator with Warner Bros. Discovery Sports.

Both King and Barkley expressed their enthusiasm about working together on the show. King, who also hosts “Gayle King in the House” on Sirius XM, said that she wasn’t looking for another job but couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with Barkley. Barkley, a former NBA player turned commentator, agreed, saying that he was excited to work with King.

The show’s announcement comes nearly a year after Licht was appointed as CNN’s CEO. Licht, who was previously Stephen Colbert’s executive producer and relaunched “CBS This Morning” in 2012, has been working to bring a fresh perspective to the network.

“King Charles” is expected to tackle a wide range of topics, from sports to politics to entertainment. King and Barkley’s chemistry is expected to be a highlight of the show, as the two have a natural rapport that is sure to make for an entertaining viewing experience.

The show’s title, “King Charles,” is a clever play on the hosts’ last names. The name also speaks to the show’s ambition to provide a fresh perspective on current events, as both hosts are known for their bold opinions and willingness to speak their minds.

“King Charles” is shaping up to be an exciting addition to CNN’s programming lineup. With two dynamic personalities leading the charge, viewers can expect a lively and thought-provoking discussion each week.


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