Multiple sources are reporting that Piers Morgan Live is being canceled. Allison Gollust, head of CNN communications, confirmed the report to Politico on Sunday evening, stating, "The date of the final program is still to be determined."
Morgan replaced Larry King in the coveted 9 p.m. slot three years ago.
TruthRevolt reported on Friday that while Morgan's ratings were always low, the show’s numbers have fallen more sharply since gun control became a frequent subject on the show, a fact Morgan confirmed when he spoke to The New York Times after the news broke about the cancellation:
"It's been a painful period and lately we have taken a bath in the ratings, Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it. ...That's run its course and (CNN President ) Jeff (Zucker) and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me."
When ABC News Nightline anchor Bill Weir was hired by CNN last November, he was rumored to be a replacement for Morgan; however, at the time the network denied it. Morgan has been under heavy fire for his sneering denunciation of Second Amendment rights, particularly after he referred to the Constitution of the United States as "your little book" during a debate on his program with TruthRevolt's Ben Shapiro.