Joy Behar joins surging HLN network

HLN (formerly Headline News Network) is on a tear, posting more than 40 percent gains in May for both total viewers and in adults 25 to 54, the key demographic targeted by TV news programs.

Today, the sister network of Time Warner Inc.'s (TWX) CNN announced the hiring of Joy Behar from "The View" to host a one-hour show in prime time. The comic, who is also a substitute host for CNN's Larry King, admits that she is perfect for cable news because "I just can't keep my mouth shut."