TVNewser has learned Wilson (Wil) Surratt is returning to CNN and will be named EP of Erin Burnett‘s new program. Since 2009, Surratt has been with WPIX in New York. In 2006, he began a 2-year run at CNBC where he oversaw “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch” and worked with Burnett on “Street Signs.”
Erin Burnett OutFront
Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:22 AM
Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:29 AM
Edited by kk_kev, 07 June 2011 - 10:45 AM.
Posted 07 June 2011 - 12:42 PM
Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:56 AM
I'm not sure I'd be interested in watching anything business oriented on CNN US at that time of the day, so the idea of a show that resembles Closing Bell doesn't seem too good for me. However, I wouldn't mind if Erin lands the 3-5pm ET block, although I kind of have a feeling it's gonna be closer to primetime. I also have a feeling the final decision could be made after Fox announces (presumably in a few weeks) who will inherit Glenn Beck's slot at 5pm. Let's wait and see.
But if you shove Erin into 5p, where does that leave Wolf and the BPTOT? I for one don't wanna see TSR ending up like it was in 2006/07, with Lou Dobbs interrupting the then 3-hour TSR at 6p ET.
Posted 12 June 2011 - 02:41 PM
less World Sport, more World Report.
Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:49 PM
Notice her bio which says the show will launch "this fall". The version when she was hired was "this summer". I think someone in primetime, probably Spitzer, will get the boot. That won't necessarily mean Erin will get a primetime slot herself, but as a result of her show landing at say 7pm (or another earlier slot), someone else might get the 8pm promotion.
Posted 30 June 2011 - 12:10 AM
TV Newser story
Former CNÑer Alberto Padilla to MediaMoves.com
Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:36 AM
Actually, Out Front is the corniest name for a show to be on CNN since Parker/Spitzer.
Michael Holmes on Frederik Pleitgen:
"Only Fred Pleitgen can go 'hey, how's it going' to a bunch of Iraqi guys with guns"
- BackStory, April 16, 2009
"Thank you, Eunice Yoon. I look forward to working with you in the future, I think."
- Andrew Stevens on WBT, June 15, 2009
Posted 31 August 2011 - 05:42 AM
Edit: I was reading the comments on ICN and just remembered the absolute worst name CNN has ever come up with for a show: No Bias, No Bull. OutFront is a hundred times better than that.
Edited by Charles, 31 August 2011 - 06:44 AM.
Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:34 PM
Makes sense - those up at that time and watching will likely have some interest in news across the ocean, because generally others would be Zzzz... sleeping. I would be asleep due to time difference as well. 2 AM in the middle of the night. Therefore, I won't be grabbing for pitchforks and torches.
Here in Europe possible air this show, but i sleep 1 am CET, not watching CNNI.
Edited by ttanilsoo, 31 August 2011 - 12:35 PM.
Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:43 PM
As for Burnett's show replacing an hour of WR, I'd rather watch her and a more US focused show than Pauline Chiou aka The Robot. Of course, I'm talking about European feed, Asia should I guess keep its current morning block.
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