CNN needs to increase ratings. Ryan Seacrest and Katie Couric were two names thrown around in the rumor mills regarding taking over Larry King's time slot on the news network. They could have increased the ratings better than Piers Morgan according to some views, but we think that Morgan is a befitting choice.
The America's Got Talent judge isn't afraid to say what's on his mind and is very candid. He was the winner of a cycle of Celebrity Apprentice and showcased that he does what it takes to get the job done. Controversial interviews won't intimidate him and he won't be afraid to ask the questions that are on everyone's mind.
As of late, there's not an official announcement from CNN regarding Larry King's replacement. However, according to Forbes the rumor indicates the most likely candidate.
It will be hard to truly replace Larry King. He's a big name in the world of broadcasting and he's been in the same time slot for decades. Many venture to say that CNN won't be the same without him. He will, however, still have quarterly specials on the network. One also has to wonder that given his tenure, how long King will stay away from the network.