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Gayle King reveals future with CBS after announcing new show with surprising A-lister on rival TV network

Gayle King reveals future with CBS after announcing new show with surprising A-lister on rival TV network

GAYLE King has teamed up with Charles Barkley for a new talk show on CNN-she made the big news official with an Instagram post on Saturday.

The longtime CBS Mornings fixture promised her fans she’s “not leaving” her anchor desk but just adding another project to her resume.

GettyGayle King announced her talk show with Charles Barkley is coming ‘Wednesdays this fall!’[/caption]

Instagram/gaylekingShe added: ‘PS. not leaving CBS Mornings, still my favorite network show!’[/caption]

On Saturday, CNN announced the new live TV show, titled King Charles.

Gayle, 68, made the news official with an Instagram photo arm-and-arm with her upcoming co-host and former NBA player Charles.

Both famous figures smiled wide and Gayle donned a chic jean jacket.

In another photo from the post, a clapboard could be seen with their names on it and the show’s title.

In the third upload, she and Charles embraced – the pair appeared on TNT’s NBA Tip-Off to share they were working together.


Gayle captioned her post: “YEP it’s true! Charles Barkley and I are doing a tv show for CNN called King Charles…I’m King, he’s Charles…get it?!

“I wasn’t looking for another thing to add to my schedule…and neither was Charles, but we’re excited about going on this adventure together.

“So here we are, announcing it on NBA on TNT.”

“See you Wednesdays this Fall. PS. not leaving CBS Mornings, still my favorite network show!” she concluded.


Plenty of famous faces congratulated the TV star on her news as Oprah commented: “Fantastic duo!!”

Ana Navarro from The View had a positive view as well: “Wonderful news!”

“Welcome to CNN!” Anderson Cooper penned.

A fan wrote: “Love it! Perfect Title and everything. I think it will be a monumental chemistry. I think y’all guys got something great. I will definitely tune in.”


According to CNN Business, CNN CEO Chris Licht shared in an April 22 email to staff that King Charles should begin to air in the fall of 2023 and continue into 2024.

The weekly, hour-long prime-time TV show will explore “hard-hitting topics” such as gun control as well as “lighter fare” such as pop culture and food – they dished on Tip-Off on Saturday.

As USA Today reported, Licht confirmed that Gayle is still an anchor for CBS Mornings.

He also said that Charles will remain a Warner Bros. Discovery Sports commentator.

CNN Business also reported that both TV personalities will “continue their current respective roles while working with CNN.”

Instagram/gaylekingGayle and Charles hugged in her Instagram post confirming their collab[/caption]

Instagram/gaylekingShe shared a clapboard hinting filming is on the horizon[/caption]

GettyBoth news figures will hold onto their regular commentator jobs while making their new talk show[/caption]

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