Don Lemon will be working double shifts at CNN this year. Not only will he continue to his regular show on the main network, but he is also preparing to launch his very own talk show on CNN+. Set to debut this spring, The Don Lemon Show will air every day and center “around news, current events and everyday provocative topics.”
“I’ve been enamored by talk shows since I was a child. I’d hide the remote and made my siblings watch Johnny Carson. I wanted to be him,” Lemon said in a press release.
“And then I discovered Phil Donahue and it all clicked. ‘Caller, you’re on the air.’ A talk show centered around news, current events and everyday provocative topics – I watched every single day! Same with Oprah. Time now for this generation’s version of that great tradition. This is my opportunity to dig deeply into the topics I’m passionate about and not limited to the news of the day.”
Production of The Don Lemon Show will begin in the coming weeks, but CNN+ has not shared a premiere date just yet.