CNN puts Chris Wallace on the schedule

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Chris Wallace will get a 7 p.m. Sunday timeslot on CNN as part of an effort to revive his “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” show that aired on the short-lived CNN+ streamer.

“Who’s Talking,” which was one of several horribly named shows on CNN+, featured Wallace interviewing a newsmaker, celebrity or other people of interest and has been compared to the former CNN show “Larry King Live.”

After CNN+ closed up shop after less than a month in operation, CNN confirmed it would revive the show on HBO Max come the fall of 2022 as well as showing on the main CNN feed.

The show is expected to follow largely the same format.

CNN will air the show live on its linear feed at 7 p.m. eastern and presumably will make it available on HBO Max at a later time to avoid conflicting with its agreements with pay TV providers.

The same day Wallace’s new timeslot was announced, Fox announced who would replace him on “Fox News Sunday.”

Wallace joined CNN after departing Fox’s conservative commentary channel in late 2021.

He called working at the network “unsustainable” after the network continued to help push misinformation about the 2020 election and Jan. 6 insurrection and revealed he’d been looking for other opportunities for some time.

7 p.m. Sunday will put Wallace up against CBS’s venerable “60 Minutes.” It will also go against “Sunday Night in America With Trey Gowdy” on Wallace’s former cable channel.