60 Minutes II, is an obvious reference to 60 Minutes, "The oldest and most-watched newsmagazine on television gets the real story of America's most prevalent issues. CBS News correspondents contribute segments to each hourlong episode. Topics range from hard news coverage to politics, lifestyle, pop culture, business, health, and science. The correspondents and contributors include Steve Kroft, Lara Logan, Scott Pelley, Anderson Cooper, Lesley Stahl, Morley Safer, Sharyn Alfonsi, Bill Whitaker, and Armen Keteyian."
It seems Gale Weathers was out for the spot of the host of the show, but was beaten out for it by Diane Sawyer.