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Larry King, CNN Officially Split

Posted: 02/15/12 05:39 PM ET  |  Updated: 02/15/12 05:55 PM ET

Larry King

Larry King and CNN are officially parting ways. The network announced on Wednesday that it has decided to end the "Larry King Specials." King said he will now focus on other projects.

King, who is 78 years old, ended his 25-year role at the network as the host of prime time show "Larry King Live" in December 2010. CNN and King agreed that the famed interviewer would host four specials a year for CNN.

His specials thus far have focused on topics ranging from Alzheimer's to an exclusive interview with Johnny Depp. His most recent special, "A Larry King Special: Dinner With the Kings," aired in December. King's last special made headlines as the broadcaster revealed that he would like to be frozen after his death.

According to the Los Angeles Times, King's staff of four will likely be let go but may have the opportunity to reapply for new jobs at the network.

King's show was replaced with "Piers Morgan Tonight," an interview show hosted by British media personality, Piers Morgan.

View CNN's new line up below:
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  • 5-7 AM: Ashleigh Banfield and Zoraida Sambolin

    Banfield (shown here) and Sambolin are set to host a new morning show starting in early 2012).

  • Zoraida Sambolin

    Sambolin has been a host for a local Chicago station.

  • 7AM-9AM: Soledad O'Brien

    O'Brien is slated to start her new morning show in early 2012.

  • 9AM-11AM -- CNN Newsroom with Kyra Phillips

  • 11AM-1PM -- CNN Newsroom with Suzanne Malveaux

  • 1 PM- 2 PM: Randi Kaye

  • 2PM-4PM -- CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin

  • 4PM-6PM -- The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

  • 6PM-7PM -- John King USA

  • 7PM-8PM -- Erin Burnett

  • 8PM-9PM -- Anderson Cooper

  • 9PM-10PM -- Piers Morgan Tonight

  • 10PM-11PM -- Anderson Cooper (Repeat)

  • 6AM-7:30AM -- CNN Saturday Morning (Formerly with T.J. Holmes)

  • 7:30AM-8:00AM -- Sanjay Gupta MD

  • 8AM-9AM -- CNN Saturday Morning (Formerly with T.J. Holmes)

  • 9:30AM-10AM -- Your Bottom Line with Christine Romans

  • 10AM-1PM -- CNN Saturday Morning (Formerly with T.J. Holmes)

  • 1PM-2PM: Your Money

  • 2PM -- CNN Newsroom

  • 6AM-7:30AM -- CNN Sunday Morning (Formerly with T.J. Holmes)

  • 7:30AM-8:00AM -- Sanjay Gupta MD

  • 8AM-9AM -- CNN Sunday Morning (Formerly with T.J. Holmes)

  • 9AM-10AM: State of the Union with Candy Crowley

    Correction: A previous version of this slide misspelled Crowley's first name.

  • 10AM-11AM: Fareed Zakaria GPS

  • 11AM-12PM -- Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz

  • 12PM-1PM: State of the Union with Candy Crowley

    Correction: A previous version of this slide misspelled Crowley's first name.

  • 1PM-2PM -- Fareed Zakaria GPS

  • 2PM-3PM -- The Next List

  • 3PM-4PM -- Your Money

  • 4PM: CNN Newsroom

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Filed by Rebecca Shapiro  |