Anderson Cooper will host a new, one-hour daily daytime talk show that
will cover social issues, trends, events, pop culture, and
celebrities, reports Entertainment Weekly. The syndicated series is expected to premiere in fall 2011 and be taped in front of a studio audience in New York.
"Over the course of the past few years, I've had the opportunity to work on a number of daytime programs," Cooper says in a statement. "It's fun and interesting to work in daytime television. The format is unique and you can really go in-depth on a wide range of fascinating and compelling stories. With this new program I hope to relay important information and relate to people and the audience in a completely different way. It's an exciting opportunity to show another side of myself and create something worthwhile and special in daytime."
CNN, the network that produces Anderson Cooper 360, released a statement saying that Cooper will remain there as well for "years to come" and that it expects the new daytime series to boost his presence on cable.