CBS’ new face Gayle King appeared on the network’s sibling series ““Late Show With David Letterman” on Monday night to talk about her new gig hosting a fresh morning show for the network.
CBS also added Charlie Rose to the new morning lineup, although King joked with Letterman about Rose’s work habits, telling him that she was looking forward to seeing if Rose “makes it” to work in the early morning hours, as he was known for being a “man-about-town.”
Letterman replied, “He’ll just be getting in.”
Although King retorted “Don’t talk about my lover, Dave.”
She then explained to Letterman, how exactly the new morning lineup would work for the network.
“Me and Charlie Rose and Erica Hill,” she said. “We’re thinking at CBS, 10 times is a charm because, you know, they’ve had 10 different pairings or groupings. But I am really, really, really excited about it.”
She later added that “Charlie drives the seven o’clock hour, I drive the eight o’clock hour, and Erica does something in both hours, and I’ve heard people say, ‘CBS is so serious. CBS is so da-da-da-da-da,’ which may be true, but the thing is that, no matter what you see on the air, we will be covering it.”
She also asked Letterman how he reacted to the announcement that they would be joining the CBS news lineup, to which Letterman replied that he was “surprised to know that [Rose] was still alive.”
Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Gayle King wants a judge to throw out a lawsuit against her filed by a prominent matchmaker.
King was sued in September by Orly the Matchmaker, claiming that King promised to get the matchmaker on “Oprah” (presumably before Oprah left daytime) in exchange for her matchmaking service. Orly claims in the lawsuit that Gayle went on several dates but never got her on the show.
Gayle, meanwhile, said that she never signed an agreement to make that happen. A hearing on King’s motion to dismiss the case is set for January 9.