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The Martha Stewart Show's Former Head Honcho To Be Named New Executive Producer of KATIE!

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Looks like Katie Couric’s talker Katie is getting ready to officially name their new executive producer after Katie’s  show runner pal and co-owner of Katie’s gabfest brand, Jeff Zucker, bolted the series and went to head up CNN!

According to Deadline.com, Michael Morrison will take over the reins from Zuker citing:  “Morrison’s appointment allows continuity as Zucker is slated to leave for his new job as president of CNN Worldwide at the beginning of next month.”

As for Morrison’s resume deadline revealed, “Morrison was most recently executive producer of The Martha Stewart Show for the show’s first and only season on Hallmark Channel. He was previously a programming consultant and exec producer at A&E and helped launch Late Night With Conan O’Brien.”

So what do you think soapers?  Can this changing of the guard help Katie in the ratings and improve the show, which is currently still is the number one new syndicated talk show? Or, do you think Morrison may water down the show to be as slow and monotone as Martha Stewart’s dismal series?  Weigh-in!


 

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su0000

I just can not get into the Katie show..
It is much the same as all the talkers shows, noting special, the same old stuff.
It’s hard to believe that some can waste an hour of their day watching Katie..
I do not even bother to look in..

susan M.
susan M.

Ditto!

tim
tim

And we should care about this,,,,why?

mo
mo

I don’t watch talk shows.

susan M.
susan M.

I don’t care for her show & will never watch it..She seems like a nice person but I will not be tuning in to her show. I rather watch my stories than her show .I want to be entertained w/stories & love in the afternoon!!!!!!!! It doesn’t matter to me if this helps her
ratings. NOT INTERESTED IN THE LEAST!

Joe
Joe

She has one ot the most disingenuous laughs I have ever heard. She’s just so plastic and phony and not warm.

k/kay
k/kay

And has a mouth on her like a truck driver when she is not on camera. Embarassed military officiers when she was on an airforce base that will go unmentioned. I literally detest the woman.

shelly
shelly

So…ABC…how’s that $25 million investment working out for ya? Lol. Bet your rethinking the whole sorry mess; especially cancelling One Life to Live.

susan M.
susan M.

Ditto! (about OLTL)!!!!

danica
danica

Double ditto! Not the least interested in Katie and still miss OLTL every single day!

gloria
gloria

You said it Danica. I have never watched one second of Katie & never will. The tv goes off when GH does. I still find myself watching for OLTL at 1:00 central & GH at 2. I hate that the soaps are over at 2:00!

Torrey
Torrey

Who really cares? I have never liked Katie!! And I will never watch her crappy talk show.

Marisa
Marisa

I will never watch Katie. Nothing is new or novel about her show. I would rather watch a bad Oprah rerun.

Nancy
Nancy

Don’t know, don’t care. I wouldn’t be caught dead watching her stupid show.

Linda
Linda

Sounds like trouble in paradise. LMFAO!

Robert in Jersey City
Robert in Jersey City

Screw Katie. I’ve heard that she’s working her crew to death with forced overtime and threats to their jobs if they don’t put in the time. The show is so understaffed b/c of her salary she’s working folks like crazy. Screw her.

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Apple Inks Multi-Year Partnership Deal With Oprah Winfrey For New Original Content

In an effort to go head to head with streaming giants Netflix and Amazon, Apple announced today a marquee signing that will give it a leg up on the competition. In an effort to ramp up its original content portfolio, they have signed multi-Emmy winner, Oprah Winfrey.

Apple said the new deal will not affect Winfrey’s contract with OWN, the television network she launched in 2011. Oprah has a contract there till 2025.

In a statement, Apple related: “Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world. Winfrey’s projects will be released as part of a lineup of original content from Apple.”

As for how the deal will utilize the many talents of Oprah, it is expected she will have an on-camera role as a host and interviewer, and could be in some of her projects.

For Apple landing this deal with Winfrey and other big names will keep audiences checking out content on their iPhones and Apple TV, and potentially bring in more consumers who want to see the exclusive content from O.

Reports say that new deal with Oprah will include everything but the kitchen sink from: film, applications, books, and content that can be easily distributed across all Apple platforms.  Winfrey’s “Harpo Films” will apparently own any and all content produced under the Apple partnership.

So, what do you think of new Oprah content and programs coming to Apple? Comment below.

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LUCIFER Saved & Heading To Netflix! Tom Ellis Shares: “WE DID IT !!!!!!!!!!!”

More life to live for Lucifer! The #SaveLucifer fans and campaign were heard, and now the series which was cancelled by Fox has been picked up for its fourth season by Netflix.  An episode count for the upcoming new season had not yet been determined.

Lucifer is the second series axed by Fox, following Brooklyn Nine-Nine, to be revived somewhere else.  Now fans can see how the show will pick back up after the cliffhanger at the end of season three.

Series star Tom Ellis tweeted his excitement of the resurrection of Lucifer by expressing: “WE DID IT !!!!!!!!!!! Thank you to everyone for your continued support and love for I am so happy for all our fans I’m going to burst.”

This marks the first DC series on Netflix, which has a big Marvel universe drama series franchise

Based on the comic book characters created by Neil Gaiman for DC’s Vertigo Imprint, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo,  Lucifer stars Ellis, Lauren German, Rachael Harris, DB Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Aimee Garcia, Tricia Helfer, Scarlett Estevez and Kevin Alejandro.

In story, Lucifer Morningstar (Ellis), helps LAPD detective Chloe Decker (German) take down criminals.

So, excited to hear the Lucifer lives again? Comment below.

 

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The Bold and the Beautiful Updates Their Opening Title Sequence Adding Recent Cast Additions

For the first time since March of 2017, CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful premiered a new opening sequence at the top of Thursday’s episode.

In it, viewers can see some of the more recent additions to the talented cast including: Ingo Rademacher (Thorne), Nia Sioux (Emma), Adain Bradley (Alexander) and Annika Noelle (Hope), in addition to some new images of the other cast members.

You can catch it online by checking out yesterday’s episode of B&B at CBS.com

The show took to its Twitter account and let fans in on the updated opening stating: “Attention all #BoldandBeautiful fans! Today we debut our updated main titles. Only on @CBSDaytime #Gorgeous #Hot #Sexy #Bold #Beautiful @BandB_CBS”

So, what do you think of the updated opening titles of B&B? Do you think that each soap opera should be constantly refreshing their openings when new characters are added?

Which opening title sequence of the soaps,is still your favorite?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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