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Piers Morgan looking a lil’ somber. (CNN)

British TV personality Piers Morgan had a good run on CNN but his show, Piers Morgan Tonight, has been canceled, reports CNN.

Morgan took over hosting duties from longtime host Larry King in 2011. King had been on CNN since 1985.

It was a difficult but not impossible task to take over for such a legendary figure but it all comes down to ratings.

Both Morgan and CNN have talked about the show being canceled and credit it to people just not tuning in. Time magazine didn’t let him off that easy, listing off a couple of reasons why the show didn’t work. Time compares the show’s ending to a British murder mystery, with “too many fingerprints” all over it, but it still comes down to ratings. It just wasn’t working and there’s no one reason.

Morgan talked to The New York Times over the weekend saying, “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 was Morgan’s “straight” answer, but of course the active Twitter user got cheeky with his followers with this update:

His show has been canceled but he’s not done with the NRA as seen with this Tweet:


As they do, people are getting kind of nasty on Twitter. But Morgan is keeping a stiff upper lip with sharp, matter-of-fact, responses like this one:

Touche Piers, touche.

The date for the last show has yet to be announced. We have a feeling the episodes counting down the days will be doozies.

Where do you think Piers Morgan will end up next?

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By Brigid Brown