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CNN Looking To Tap All-Black Panel Show: Report

CNN is reportedly eyeing well-known Black pundits April Ryan, Andrew Gillum, Angela Rye and Bakari Sellers for a brand-new show.
CNN Looking To Tap All-Black Panel Show: Report
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CNN is reportedly looking to develop a political show with an all-Black panel featuring regular contributors April Ryan, Andrew Gillum, Angela Rye, and Bakari Sellers.

According to Page Six, who exclusively reported the news, the plan has been accelerated due to the great response the group received after appearing on New Day during last week’s Democratic debates.

“It was the most excitement on that morning show since Chris Cuomo left as co-anchor,” a source told Page Six. “CNN is fast-tracking talks … to develop it into a stand-alone show.”

And the powerhouse squad seemingly enjoy working together. Last week Ryan, who is a veteran White House reporter, sent out a tweet noting: “Your favorite @CNN squad was back on @NewDay today! I so enjoyed working with @Bakari_Sellers@AndrewGillum & my girl @angela_rye the last three mornings. #CNN#DemDebate.”

If CNN moves forward with plans for the show, early chatter is that it could start as a weekend program that would rival MSNBC’s programming with Joy Reid, the Rev. Al Sharpton, and Kendis Gibson.