Chris Wallace brings interview show back to CNN after streaming service collapse

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Chris Wallace is sticking around at CNN.

The longtime Fox News host jumped ship for CNN+ late last year, only to see the streaming service shutter after just a few months. But his show isn’t going anywhere.

Instead, “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace” will move to the network’s linear channel on Sunday nights, Chris Licht, the CEO of CNN, announced Wednesday at the Warner Bros. Discovery upfront presentation to advertisers.

Licht praised Wallace for his “respectful, authentic and impactful interviews,” which will also be available to watch on HBO Max.

“‘Who’s Talking?’ is a rare show built for streaming that gives newsmakers the opportunity to have candid conversations and an open dialogue about the issues of the day and whatever is on their minds,” Wallace said in a statement. “I’ve never had more fun developing a program and am looking forward to bringing it to both HBO Max and CNN audiences.”

Scheduled guests include Bob Iger, the former CEO of The Walt Disney Compan, former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Nikole Hannah-Jones, the author of the 1619 Project, and actors Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher.

The program will begin airing in the fall.

CNN+ shut down in mid-April, just a few weeks after its launch, as the news network promised to “focus our investment on CNN’s core news-gathering operations and in further building CNN Digital.”

Wallace was one of the highlighted anchors, alongside former NBC host Kasie Hunt and CNN staples like Kate Bolduan, Sara Sidner, Brian Stelter and Wolf Blitzer.

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