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CNN Looking To Launch Comedy News Show?

It's possible that CNN will launch a comedy news show starring its latest hire, Bill Weir, according to anonymous sources quoted by Richard Johnson. Still, considering that it would be a "big gamble," as one source says, to extend its brand into waters so ably navigated by the likes of Comedy Central's much-lauded Jon Stewart and Steve Colbert -- and that "Weir is a news guy... not a comedian” -- it doesn't sound very likely. We do kind of believe the rumor that CNN wanted to hire John Oliver, who filled in for Stewart over the summer.  But turning a straight man into a comedian? Maybe not.

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