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Former CNN host Larry King is back in the chair.
As we noted earlier this year, King is hosting a new program for online TV network OraTV. Well, the first episode of King’s new series “Larry King Live” is now up on Hulu. The guest? “Family Guy” creator and “Ted” star Seth MacFarlane.
The production quality of the program seems high, even if he has traded in his iconic CNN studio for a more casual clubhouse look.
CNN has announced that Larry King‘s fourth special for the channel will be a bit different than the last few. Rather than featuring traditional interviews, the special, called “Larry King Special: A Dinner with Kings” features the host and his wife hosting a dinner party featuring some big Hollywood names. The special will air December 4th, with replays slated for the following weekend on CNN and CNN International.
The guests are Tyra Banks, Russell Brand, Twitter and Square founder Jack Dorsey, Quincy Jones, Seth MacFarlane, Conan O’Brien, and Shaquille O’Neal, with celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck preparing the meal:
Last night, Comedy Central taped its upcoming roast of Donald Trump, and former CNN 9 PM host Larry King was one of the roasters. As with any roast, he not only cracked a few jokes himself (including one about Anderson Cooper), but was the subject of quite the barrage, including:
“Please welcome a chattering pirate skeleton on loan from Disney Land, Larry King”- Roastmaster and “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane
“You are so boring, that when you were getting your colonoscopy even your doctor switched to Fox”- Comedian Anthony Jeselnik
TVNewser spotted former CNN/U.S. chief Jon Klein laughing at quite a few of the zingers.
More jokes from and about King and more from the roast at our sister blog FishbowlNY.
In this month’s issue of Playboy — don’t ask — “Family Guy” creator and FOX comedy mastermind Seth MacFarlane, had some interesting things to say about Rupert Murdoch, Fox News Channel, and some FNC talent:
MacFarlane: There are things I don’t like about FOX, most notably Fox News, but [Rupert] Murdoch is clearly a shrewd businessman first and a conservative second…He seems to be much more of a critical thinker than the guys he employs at Fox News. If Sean Hannity could think as critically as Rupert, I might like him.
When asked about how his success is helping pay the salaries of Hannity and Bill O’Reilly, McFarlane responded: “I guess if some of it could go toward hiring a dermatologist for O’Reilly and a dietitian for Hannity, I’d feel better about it.” Zing!
As far as appearing on Fox News, MacFarlane went on to say, “I would do it in a second. I love arguing with people I disagree with. Those guys are fundamentally wrong about so much, but they’re also superb debaters.”
Apparently, MacFarlane’s biggest show, “Family Guy,” is about to get a little more political this season. He recently told The Hollywood Reporter that Karl Rove and Rush Limbaugh will be playing themselves in upcoming episodes.
Click continued to see MacFarlane’s ad for Hulu…