The CNN anchorman's program, which now goes by the name "Anderson," is to begin its second season Sept. 10 with the new name, a new studio set, a live format and rotating guest co-hosts, the show's producers said.
Other guest co-hosts are to include actress-director-producer Goldie Hawn, British fashion designer Kelly Osbourne of the reality series "The Osbournes," singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper, comedian-actor-TV host Howie Mandel, sportscaster Erin Andrews, comedian-commentator D.L. Hughley and country music singer Kellie Pickler.
Scheduled guests are to include actor Richard Gere; singer-songwriter-actress Beyonce; comedian Carol Burnett; actors Kelsey Grammer, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ty Burrel; actresses Meg Ryan, Claire Danes, Kerry Washington and Julie Bowen; actor-director-writer Ben Affleck; and political satirist TV host Stephen Colbert.
Cooper said in a statement the live format will give the show "more freedom to cover topical issues as well as connect more with the viewer at home."