Piers Morgan is a lot of things. One-dimensional is not one of them.
While most primetime anchors might have taken a few days off to rest and recover following a lively week (especially those still battling the flu,) the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host was on his feet, and back on the air.
Sharing his incomparable brand of candid commentary and unique insight, Morgan was equal parts analyst and advisor on Sunday, taking to airwaves with opinions on everything from football to fundraising.
As part of Fox Soccer's Sunday coverage of Arsenal vs. Tottenham, Morgan joined Rob Stone in studio with his perspective on Arsène Wenger:
"It's not a distaste for Wenger personally. He's a very cultured, civilized, nice man, I've met him many times," said Morgan of the embattled Arsenal manager. "For eight years it was like the best marriage in the world. This wonder manager came in, we won all the trophies, competed magnificently, and we played a quality of football we hadn't seen in the Premier League ever before. But then something went horribly wrong with Wenger."
A devout, passionate, lifelong fan of the "Gunners," Morgan regularly takes to Twitter with displeasure for the direction the club has taken under the 63-year-old Frenchman who's led Arsenal to 11 trophies since 1996: FULL POST
As the first-ever winner of NBC's hit reality program "Celebrity Apprentice," Piers Morgan holds a special place in the heart of Donald Trump, the show's creator, and ultimate decision-maker.
As such, the man known by his contestants as simply "Mr. Trump" has invited his first-ever celeb. champ to serve as an "advisor" on the upcoming sixth season.
Premiering this Sunday at 9 p.m., the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host will join fellow former winners Arsenio Hall, Joan Rivers, and John Rich in guiding a cast of returning All-Stars that includes the likes of Lil Jon, Stephen Baldwin, Gary Busey, and the infamous Omarosa.
In advance of this weekend's debut, on Tuesday, Trump joined late-night host Jimmy Fallon, sharing some details about Morgan's return:
"Piers is great. Piers came back, and they went at it," said Trump, referring to Morgan's legendary feud with Omarosa, a woman voted "the most evil person in the history of reality television."
Describing it as "something that I don't think we've ever had to that extent on 'The Apprentice,'" Trump watched as Fallon rolled a clip from the upcoming first episode.
Seated across from the table in the show's famed boardroom, Morgan says of his Season One nemesis: FULL POST
On Monday, radio personality Alex Jones joined "Piers Morgan Tonight" for a live interview, during which he spoke candidly with Piers Morgan, explaining why he's petitioning to have the host deported, and why he feels so strongly about the right to bear arms.
In a riveting and combative conversation, the host of the "Alex Jones Show" yelled his way through Morgan’s questions - ranting about everything from the Second Amendment to his theories on 9/11.
But on the heels of yesterday's fascinating sit down, how did the rest of the media world react to the interview? FULL POST
On the heels of his controversial commentary centered around 'legitimate rape' rarely resulting in pregnancy, on Monday Representative Todd Akin was scheduled to join Piers Morgan live for a primetime interview.
However, after initially agreeing to appear, the Republican from Missouri cancelled, leaving the host with no choice but to interview an empty chair.
The circumstance drew tremendous attention throughout the world of social media, even spawning renewed interest in the twitter account "Akin's Empty Chair."
But how did the media world react to Morgan's epic one on none interview?
» Gawker noted that if Akin doesn't show up again it could result in "a fate worse than death."
» The New York Times applauded the show's ability to "make lemons out of lemonade."
» Politico paid particular attention to the host's word choice, specifically calling Akin a "gutless little twerp."
» Poynter crowned the infamous chair a "CNN Star."
» Slate joked that "Morgan never asked the swivel seat where it stood on 'legitimate rape' and/or abortion."
On Wednesday, Robert Blake gave an exclusive interview, speaking face to face with "Piers Morgan Tonight's" own Piers Morgan.
In a riveting, and often combative conversation, the 78-year-old cursed his way through Morgan’s questions- ranting about everything from the murder of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley, to his estrangement from Barbara Walters.
But on the heels of yesterday's fascinating sit down, how did the rest of the media world react to the exclusive?
» The Hollywood Reporter noted the interview "turned volatile" as Blake lashed out.
» Mediaite tuned in to the "choice words" Blake used when describing those ‘rotten, bastard cops’ who arrested him.
» The Telegraph highlighted Blake's use of the term "con artist" when describing his dead wife.
» USA TOday described Blake as "feisty" and "ticked" at Piers Morgan.
On Wednesday, Rielle Hunter gave her first cable news interview, speaking face to face with Piers Morgan.
In a riveting, and extraordinarily candid conversation, the 48-year-old revealed intimate details of her extramarital affair with former presidential candidate John Edwards.
But on the heels of yesterday's fascinating sit down, how did the rest of the media world react to the cable exclusive?
» New York's "Daily News" picked upon open Hunter's claim that Edwards had gone "temporarily insane."
» Mediaite seemingly touched on every topic that Morgan covered in the interview, including Elizabeth Edwards, and specific details on the sex.
» The Daily Mail noted that Hunter claimed Edward's was not in his right mind after the affair was exposed.
» The Washington Post picked up on Hunter's request to not talk about Edwards.
On Tuesday, Casey Anthony gave her first post-jail interview, speaking on the phone to Piers Morgan, reacting to public perception while sharing intimate thoughts on her image, and her life.
Later in the evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Anthony's lawyer J. Cheney Mason for an exclusive discussion detailing elements of the day's earlier phone call.
But on the heels of yesterday's fascinating phone call, how did the rest of the media world react to the conversation, and the subsequent interview with Mason:
» ABC's Good Morning America wrote a story and created a video
» People magazine's online story is their most read story today
» The Hollywood Reporter described Anthony as "the tabloid trial fixture"
» Local Orlando station, CFNews13, heavily covered the Casey Anthony Trial
» Entertainment Weekly wrote it up
» MSNBC notes "Casey Anthony breaks her silence"
» The Daily Mail writes Anthony "insists she is NOT 500lbs"
Following the dramatic recall vote in Wisconsin, on Wednesday "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcome a host of expert analysts and political news makers to help break down it's impact.
Hosting Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Piers Morgan suggested the victory by incumbent Governor Scott Walker held widespread significance for the Republican Party. The Democrat from Florida did not see it that way:
"We came up short, but at the same - of the ultimate goal, which was to make sure that Governor Walker couldn't adopt his extremist policies and continue to hurt middle class and working families," allowed Wasserman Schultz. "But apparently succeeded in slipping the State Senate. The State Senate is likely to be controlled by the Democrats."
As part of an interview in which Morgan "challenges DNC boss," according to "Politico," the host pressed on:
"You keep calling him this extremist who everyone apparently is terrified of but the reality is he won. He won pretty convincingly."
Furthering coverage of the battle from the Badger State, Morgan also invited BuzzFeed's Michael Hastings and Ben Smith; to add their insight. FULL POST
On Thursday, the tables were turned, and the script flipped, as Piers Morgan took a turn answering questions, instead of asking them.
Appearing as a guest on NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly," the interviewer, became the interviewee, dealing with such topics as replacing Larry King on CNN, the most powerful sound in television, Touré, and taking baths.
Watch the clip, and hear the host of "Piers Morgan Tonight" reveal his favorite interview from the last few months.
If you hadn't heard just yet, "Piers Morgan Tonight" premieres tonight on CNN at 9pmET/PT. And there's...some press out there about it.
Here's a roundup:
Mr. Morgan is an unstoppable self-promoter, the likes of which CNN has not seen before. On his office bulletin board hangs a headline from The New York Post: “Piers makes enemy of Madonna.” Before dozens of television critics this month, he said CNN needs to make noise in a cable news “jungle,” and added of his own show, “I want you guys to be writing about the show regularly, good, bad and ugly.”