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Joy Behar Goes Primetime

A double dose of Lou Dobbs just wasn't working the magic. In a bid to jump-start sinking ratings, HLN (CNN's sister channel formerly known as Headline News) is replacing its 9 p.m. repeat of Lou Dobbs' program with sassy liberal comedian Joy Behar, the New York Times reports. Behar, who co-hosts The View on ABC every morning, said her new program would be a "topical and fun talk show... It's not going to be dry, I hope, because I'm crazy." The tentatively-titled The Joy Behar Show will go head-to-head with CNN's Larry King, whom Behar has filled in for with some regularity in recent months. Behar will continue to host The View in addition to her new gig.