It’s Official: CBS Revamps ‘Early Show’

Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Erica Hill will lead a new version of the perennially third-rated morning show that will also get a new name when it premieres Jan. 9.

NEW YORK (AP) – CBS is trying again in the morning, replacing “The Early Show” with a sober-minded news program behind hosts Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Erica Hill.

The network said Tuesday the perennially third-rated morning show will change its name, but didn’t announce a new one. The show premieres Jan. 9.

Public Broadcasting Service interviewer Rose and talk-show host King are both new to CBS mornings. Hill is a holdover from “The Early Show.”

CBS has spent decades behind NBC’s “Today” show and ABC’s “Good Morning America” in the ratings. CBS hopes to pull viewers from people who believe those two shows are increasingly entertainment-driven and less serious about recounting the news of the day.

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Lisa Baskin-Corl says:

November 15, 2011 at 6:03 pm

I hope it makes it. I have the same sentiment. Entertainment trivia is better later in the day. News is what people
want on an early show. The best of luck CBS.

len Kubas says:

November 16, 2011 at 12:11 am

forward into the past!