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Larry King re-ups with CNN through 2011

April 22, 2008 |  6:25 pm

The king of talk isn't going anywhere.

Larry_king_2Larry King has extended his contract at CNN through 2011, one of his agents, John Ferriter, said today, confirming a report on the blog TV Newser.

"He's absolutely thrilled to continue to call CNN home," said Ferriter, who did the deal with fellow William Morris agent Jim Wiatt.

A CNN spokeswoman declined to comment other than to praise King as "the best there is" and someone who will "be here for a long time."

King's new deal means that the cable news channel isn't immediately in the market for a new host for its popular 6 p.m. PT interview program. In recent weeks, reports of Katie Couric's dissatisfaction at CBS News prompted rumors that she was considering jumping to CNN as King's replacement. But a source familiar with the situation said she never was in talks with CNN for the job.

— Matea Gold

Photo: Larry King attends the 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party in February in West Hollywood. (Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)