CNN Ends Larry King Specials


CNN has decided to end its Larry King specials. The news network said it was a mutual decision, and that King will now focus on his other projects.

"We have the greatest respect for Larry and wish him the best of luck with his new endeavors," CNN said in a statement.

"I have nothing but love and respect for CNN, and I'm looking forward to all the wonderful business opportunities that I will now dedicate my full time to," King added in a statement.

CNN ended King's nightly talk show Larry King Live in December 2010 after 25 years, though he continued to front periodic specials on the network. King had two years left on his deal with CNN, according to a source.

The news was first reported in the Los Angeles Times.