Based off what has been said, Cuomo Prime Time (debuting tonight on CNN at 9 PM) sounds like Larry King Live if the octogenarian was souped up on adrenaline and treated interviews like boxing rounds. However, Cuomo Primetime inherits from its tieslot predecessor an emphasis on one-on-one interviews.
CNN has announced some of the interviews that will be included in Cuomo’s first permanent week. Rudy Giuliani, currently serving as a lawyer for President Donald Trump, will appear on tonight’s episode. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Senator Bernie Sanders (I/D-VT) will also appear throughout the week.
Cuomo’s interview with Giuliani has already been recorded, Cuomo revealed on The Situation Room.
Speaking on CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, Cuomo also spoke about the format of his show and stated that there would be a main interview, “a big fat debate about the interview” (although Cuomo told Variety that he intends to minimize the amount of panels) and then a interview with a person on the opposing side. Cuomo also said that viewers should expect whiteboard segments that would be familiar to his Instagram followers.