CNN anchor Chris Wallace will make his return to the airwaves later this month, roughly 5 months after community execs pulled the plug on the doomed CNN+ streaming service.
CNN revealed it is going to launch the primary three episodes of a revamped “Who’s Speaking to Chris Wallace” on HBO Max on Sept. 23. The perfect moments from Wallace’s interviews can even air on CNN starting on Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. ET.
Wallace’s return will happen throughout a interval of transition for the community, the place CNN president Chris Licht is rethinking lineups and programming to replicate a brand new emphasis on non-partisan protection.
“I’m excited to be again within the studio having candid, actual conversations with a wealthy number of visitors who’re standouts of their fields,” Wallace stated in an announcement Tuesday. “I can’t look ahead to the HBO Max and CNN audiences to get to see what our crew has been engaged on.”
The primary season of “Who’s Speaking to Chris Wallace” shall be 10 weeks lengthy, based on CNN. Notable visitors in the course of the season-long run embody ex-Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, actor and producer Tyler Perry and creator James Patterson, amongst others.
“Chris Wallace is a legend in our career. His unparalleled interviewing experience has made an affect throughout industries and altered historical past,” Licht stated in an announcement. “And now with the launch of his program on each HBO Max and CNN, his iconic interview model will attain an expansive viewers in contrast to something earlier than.”
After becoming a member of CNN following 20 years at Fox Information, Wallace was tabbed to anchor a present of the identical identify on the corporate’s streaming service.
However WarnerBros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav opted to shutter CNN+ only one month into its existence after the pricey experiment failed to attract many subscribers.
In Might, CNN revealed its plan for Wallace to seem on HBO Max in addition to a part of CNN’s primetime lineup. The date of Wallace’s second “debut” was not identified till Tuesday.
Licht and Zaslav are main an overhaul at CNN, which included the community’s current choice to oust left-leaning anchor Brian Stelter and cancel his long-running present “Dependable Sources.” Community brass are additionally prepping a revamp of CNN’s morning present block.