We heart Anderson Cooper! And we’re hyped that the silver-haired CNN front man just signed a daytime talk show deal.

With “The View” holding down ranks, daytime is missing that male hard news flavor. Reports confirm, however, that Anderson’s show, which launches in the fall of 2011, won’t be so “360” as it will be a versatile talk show discussing topics ranging from pop culture, entertainment, social news, and human interest stories.

Cooper, 43, pitched the idea around and ultimately inked a deal with Warner Bros. domestic television distribution and Telepictures Productions.

Expect to see Cooper conducting undercover investigations  using hidden cameras, as well as hosting town hall meetings on topics dealing with race, infidelity, and Internet predators, according to sources.

The show hopes to pick up where Oprah Winfrey leaves off when she ends “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in May 2011 to launch her OWN cable network.

Cooper says, “The format is unique and you can really go in-depth on a wide range of fascinating and compelling stores. With the new program, I hope to relay important information and relate to people and the audience in a completely different way.”

But don’t worry; Cooper will carry on with his CNN nightly show “Anderson Cooper 360.” No reports on which network will house Cooper’s new show.

Oh, and did you know that Anderson Cooper’s mom is Gloria Vanderbilt? How cool is that?

Are you looking forward to seeing Anderson Cooper on daytime TV? Sound off!

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