After Unceremonious Exit of Charlie Rose, CBS’s “This Morning” in Turmoil; Execs Consider ‘Nuking’ Show and Rebuilding It

John Dickerson, Norah O'Donnell and Gayle King on "CBS This Morning" (CBS)
John Dickerson, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King on “CBS This Morning” (CBS)

Amid the sprawling crisis at CBS, Page Six is told that network execs are ready to nuke its struggling morning show and rebuild it from the ground up.

A thriving “CBS This Morning” was thrown into disarray by Charlie Rose’s sudden exit — and we’re told that top brass have come to believe that the show overall is not going to recover.

Rose was brought down by sexual misconduct allegations in November 2017, leaving Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell as anchors. They were later joined by John Dickerson.

But the impressive momentum that King, O’Donnell and Dickerson developed quickly faltered. “There are real discussions about just starting over — anchors, format, producers. Everything is on the table,” said an insider.

The news comes as the show’s executive producer, Ryan Kadro, is negotiating his exit.

Sources close to Kadro are furious that his exit — revealed Wednesday — is being portrayed in the press as if it were linked to a settlement the network made with three Rose accusers, which was made public the same day. A network insider insisted to Page Six that the timing really is just an “unfortunate coincidence,” and CBS said, “These conversations are unrelated to the settlement.”

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SOURCE: Oli Coleman and Sara Nathan
New York Post: Page Six