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Carrie Ann Inaba Makes Her Debut As New Co-Host Of ‘The Talk’

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The Talk announced live today that Carrie Ann Inaba has joined as a new host of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show.

Inaba will be joining Eve, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood on a permanent basis. Throughout the past two seasons, Inaba has appeared as a recurring guest co-host.

After the announcement by Julie Chen, that she was stepping away and vacating her seat at The Talk table, following her husband, Les Moonves ouster from CBS, her host gig and seat at the table became available.

Angelica McDaniel, Executive Vice President, Daytime Programs, CBS Entertainment said in welcoming Carrie Ann to The Talk family: “Everyone’s Talking about it, and I’m excited to confirm it. We’re welcoming Carrie Ann Inaba to The Talk table.  Carrie Ann connects with audiences by being genuine. We appreciate her warmth, heart and vulnerability, and love what she brings to the show.”

Inaba added: “Having the opportunity to sit at the table with Eve, Sara, Sharon and Sheryl has been such an enriching experience, and I’m honored and looking forward to joining them daily. It’s the authentic conversations and connection with the audience and the ladies that really drew me to The Talk. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this show.”

Many viewers know Carrie Ann was one of the main three judges for all 27 seasons of Dancing with the Stars, plus her work as a renowned choreographer, and more.

Check out the video below from today’s episode of The Talk, and see how they ushered in Carrie Ann, confetti and all, to her TV family.

Then via the comment section below, let us know if you are excited to see Carrie Ann join the ladies on The Talk?

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Dump Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood and I’m in!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

This is fantastic! I always felt that Carrie Ann Inaba would be the perfect co-host for The Talk, and now she is! Cannot wait for the coming months for things to be explored!

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

Even though the Talk has been on the air for 9 years, I refuse to watch it as it replaced ATWT. Congratulations to Carrie Ann on her new job but I won’t be an observer.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I felt the same, too, Barbara. However, I cannot fault CBS solely. I also blame P&G who wanted out of the soap business. I do enjoy The Talk every now and again, and cannot fault anyone on that show for taking a job.

Frances Gruno
Frances Gruno

I like Carrie Ann but I was disappointed that they didn’t pick Carney Wilson who I think has more in common with the show. Carrie Ann is great on “Dancing with the stars” but she just doesn’t suit this show.IMO

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Josh Reims Is ‘Dynasty’s’ New Showrunner

Some changes behind the scenes for CW’s Dynasty as it enters its upcoming 3rd season.

According to Deadline. Sallie Patrick, who developed the reboot of the primetime soap with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, has stepped down as the series showrunner.

In her place will be Josh Reims, who joined Dynasty as co-executive producer at the start of season 2.

Reims, has major primetime soap cred.  He served as executive producer on ABC’s Mistresses and Dirty Sexy Money and as consulting producer on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and the CW’s Jane the Virgin.

Patrick, will remain an EP of Dynasty, but will now focus on development for CBS Studios.  She posted a message on her Instagram about moving on, noting: “While I’m excited to move on to my next challenge, it’s of course hard to part with a world I put so much love into, from first pitch to this 44th ep, but I’m so pleased with the team carrying it forward.”

So, what do you think about Josh Reims being named the new showrunner for Dynasty season three? Comment below

 

 

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THURSDAY: E! News Daytime Drama Deep Dive Visits DAYS, GH, and Y&R

Mark your calendars for a very special segment on the soaps, when E! News delivers their Daytime Drama deep dive on Thursday, May 23 hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Jason Kennedy at 7pm-8pm ET/PT on cable’s E!

Look for set visits, interviews, retro clips, and more with some of the most famous and enduring characters in the genre.  Here’s just a sample of what to watch for:

When E! News visit the set of Y&R, Eric Braeden recounts the time Victor was feeding his wife Julia’s lover trapped in the basement dead rat; while Tracey Bregman (Lauren) reflects on why the viewers love the relationships and families in Genoa City.

In Salem and Days of our Lives, E! chats with series staples: Kristian Alfonso (Hope), then Deidre Hall (Marlena) and Drake Hogestyn (John).  Deidre reveals “possession will be on my tombstone” in terms of Marlena’s most infamous story of all-time when the good doc was possessed by Satan, while the beloved duo discuss why daytime is the best job to have.  Alfonso talks on the history of her character sharing: “I am going to hold near and dear to my heart the beginnings of Hope. And the adventure and the romance of Bo and Hope”.

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From the set of General Hospital new interviews are featured with: Laura Wright (Carly), Steve Burton (Jason) and Kristina Wagner (Felicia), plus Casting Director Mark Teschner remembers Meghan Markle’s acting debut on the ABC daytime drama series.

Teschner remembers: “Meghan Markle actually had her first speaking role in television on General Hospital.  She worked on the show in the background as a nurse, and we brought her up to read her to see if there was something there.”

Steve Burton chats on the craziest story he has ever played as Jason Morgan, revealing, “The one that always pops into my head is we had to go catch a monkey that had a virus, and I said to Laura (Wright) I think this is probably the end of my career today.”

The E! News special segment will show nostalgic clips from all the daytime dramas, including Luke and Laura’s wedding on GH, Marlena’s possession from DAYS, and some of Victor’s nefarious schemes from Y&R.

Check out the promo below.  Then, let us know if you will be checking out the ‘deep dive’ this Thursday via the comment section below.

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DOWNTON ABBEY THE MOVIE: Official Trailer Released

Finally, Downton Abbey fans get a preview of the upcoming motion picture that is set for release in theatres on September 20th.

What we know is that the The film is set in 1927 and the plot revolves around the King and Queen of England coming to the estate for a visit and so … the Crawleys must prepare their arrival.  In fact, they have to bring back Mr. Carson to help!

Featured in the trailer are series stars, who are also back for the film: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Joanne Froggatt, Jim Carter and Maggie Smith.

Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the script and Michael Engler will serve as director. Engler directed the two-hours series finale.

As fans know, Downton Abbey ran on PBS Masterpiece for six seasons here in the U.S.

Check out the trailer, and then let us know if you are excited to see the movie? Comment below.

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