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Meredith Vieira Said To Be In Talks For New Daytime Talk Show! Do We Need Another One?

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Meredith Vieira, the former co-host of NBC’s “Today” show, who last week announced that she was leaving her game show host duties on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, said in a statement, “I am about to embark on a new adventure with NBC.”

It is has now been revealed through Media Encoder blog of The New York Times that Vieira and NBCUniversal are in preliminary development plans to potentially launch a new daytime talk show series for Vieira that would start no sooner than September 2014.

According to the N. Y. Times, “If  discussions bear fruit, Ms. Vieira could show up at 11 a.m. in some local markets, the same hour that The View is shown.”  As daytime fans know, Vieira was a co-host of ABC Daytime’s The View for its first nine years.   However, the time slots NBC syndication executives are most likely eyeing are those occupied by The Jeff Probst Show, which is televised at 2 p.m. in many markets.   A spokeswoman for NBC’s syndication arm declined to comment on development plans.”

Vieira was seen recently by soap fans when she returned for a guest appearance as Bree Flanders on General Hospital to usher in Lynn Herring’s return as Lucy Coe and as part of the cross-promotion which has GH stars appearing on “Millionaire” in honor of the soaps upcoming 50th Anniversary.

So what do you think if Vieira got her own daytime talk show?  Let us know!

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aria
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aria

i love her, she’s always been real. i would follow her. but yeah, theres to many talk show, but if she replaces another talk show then i’m fine with that.

Christine
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Christine

Do we need another talk show?

Is this a rhetorical question?

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

No kidding.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Really MR, the only career move you can think of is to go back to daytime talk? I wish her well, but the market is crowded with Oprah wanna be’s and I don’t know what she can bring that is new and different. But yeah anything got to be better than Jeff Probst-

sue
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sue

who’s MR?

Mary SF
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Mary SF

MR is Meredith Vieira’s initials when you type an R instead of the V- thanks for noticing my dumb mistake, but if you didn’t know who I meant, then I’m in good company.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I love Jeff Probst show! He has Days cast members on quite a bit, and his show is actually entertaining!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

My apologizes to all you Jeff Probst fans- to be honest I only watched the first few shows, and they were not all that great, but perhaps it has improved. I love him on Survivor but as a talk host show he seemed a bit like a fish out of water when I watched. But if he is getting better and promotes the soaps then more power to him. Live long and prosper all you Jeff Probst fans.

SZima
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SZima

I’ve tried to suffer through it a couple times…I think it’s just awful.
So if she is to replace him, rather than be in addition to him…and everyone else, I guess it’s fine.
There are STILL too many talk shows on the air, but one of these years that phase has to end, doesn’t it?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Meredith should honestly return to The Today Show. She excelled there and was an excellent choice. Do I think she needs her own talk show? No. I don’t. At this point, we do have enough. NBC failed with Daytime Talk. They have The Ellen DeGeneres Show and then gave it to ABC affiliates. Didn’t they learn?

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I agree. Also I recently watched her “30 Rock” interview with the young intern who claims to have had an affair with JFK while he was President. It was very good, but….PLEASE! NO MORE TALK SHOWS! Thank you.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Well, she’s no longer a young intern, but was back in 1962-63. LOL.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I love Merdith Vieira but I do not need another talk show on the daytime landscape.

Ces
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Ces

NO!

mo
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mo

I like Meredith, but we don’t need another talk show. Wished she’d stayed on Today.

Rod
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Rod

No no no
But wait? GH cast is on millionaire? When’s that on????

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

No I wouldn’t watch her show! We do Not need another talk show!,! There are Too Many out there already!!

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree there are TOO MANY talk shows !

Chaz
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Chaz

As long as her show would not be a replacement for a soap (Days if it is a definite deal with NBC) I don’t care since I don’t watch or dvr any of them. I cannot stand either the Today Show or GMA. I really like CBS This Morning. It does hard news stories, some entertainment & fluff but without all the stupidity and crap of the other two (believe me, I was stunned that I actually liked what Gail King brings to the show). Every time I watch Today or GMA I get annoyed because they try to cram… Read more »

rose
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rose

Agree about CBS Morning and Gayle King.

sue
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sue

MR? you mean MV, don’t you?

Dave
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Dave

Once apon a time, daytime TV was a good mix of programming. News in the morning then a few game and talk shows then the soaps. As I remember their were after school specials too. Now its all talk with people I have no idea who they are.

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Couldn’t have said it better myself!

rose
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rose

And I don’t care who they are.

Brian Tripp
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Brian Tripp

We don’t need or want another talk show. If anyone should have one though it is Meredith. She can take over for one of the other horrible ones that is on now.

sue
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sue

Meredith Viera would be MV, not MR, don’t ya think?

Rodd
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Rodd

A resounding NO! Do we need another hole in the head? Don’t think so. Love Meredith, but “no” to the talk show.

su0000
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su0000

Network daytime TV has always been; game shows, talk shows and the 1 or 2 soap operas..
So, any network adding a different talk show is nothing different than what has always been daytime TV…

Marisa
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Marisa

NO. Just another excuse for cheap television.

su0000
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su0000

I do not care what is on daytime TV outside of my soap ..
I do not have time to be glued to day time TV ..
Whatever shows comes to daytime, I do not care as long as my soap is there , that is all I have interest in ..
If another talk show on dytime, no big deal, I do not care lol 🙂

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Another talk show….Hmmmm.

What’s left to talk about?

Make it about politics and I might watch it.

su0000
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su0000

lol .. well the network has a daytime line-up to fill and outside of the 2 or 1 soaps they fill the air time with game shows, cooking, and talk shows..
doubt there will ever be daytime politics even-though it would be a good change.. 🙂
Outside of our soaps which run an hour what else could they cheaply fill daytime with??
Perhaps exercise or yoga lol

susan M.
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susan M.

Too many talk shows for me. And I don’t watch any of them… I rather watch my stories !!!! With the actors & actresses I enjoy watching. Carly looked fantastic with her
new hair-do and I liked her red dress as well.

BRB
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BRB

I’m with you,so sick of talk shows and reality shows,no one wants to work for a living any more. They think they can put any kind of junk on the air these days and we will just watch. I’ve got so I turn my t.v. off and the radio on after my stories go off.

bc
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bc

It depends on the talk show. meredith shouldn’t treat her audience members the way anderson cooper’s treats his on his failed talk show. It’s great that blanderson’s talk show got thrown to the trash! he has no class and comes off as very unlikeable and petty. all his old money and he has no dignity. he comes off very condescending to his mostly female audience members w/c must alienate his already paltry viewers even more from his repelling personality. he lavishes attention on these superficial real housewives and he seems to get along too much w/ pathetic andy cohen. blanderson… Read more »

BRB
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BRB

I think there are to many talk shows on already.I feel like most of them aren’t worth the time it takes to sit down and watch them. They have taken several soaps off the air that had millions of die hard fans,and replace them with talk shows that talk about nothing and can’t hold anyones attention for more than five mins. The networks don’t want to pay to produce any real shows,and heaven forbid if they were to need real writers and actors. To me there just isn’t much on t.v. any more. You have reality shows which are not… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

BRB I feel your pain- but if thought Honey Boo Boo was the a low point in television, I recently saw an ad for a show called Double Divas. The premise of the show is about these women who go across the country to fit women into a proper bra. Of course they don’t show normal woman, but these women whose boobs are about 5 times the size of Dolly Parton’s. I can’t imagine who would watch this, except maybe teenage boys – but given the state of TV, no doubt it will be really big hit-

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Wow that is a silly sounding show! I can’t believe all the good shows that have been canceled on TV, only for that trash to come on!

su0000
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su0000

Prime time network TV is full of great shows..

Those B shows are on the low rung cable channels that run on those type of stupid reality shows, and they do have many viewers ..
And daytime TV has always been soaps and mainly talk, games, etc none cast/scripted shows..
This season on prime time netwrok TV the shows are very good..

Christine
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Christine

Double Divas, huh? Boy am I glad I gave up reality TV when I did. Ha! Ha! What will they think of next?

Dmitri
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Dmitri

I don’t really care, as all soaps are doing well and DOOL got renewal through summer of next year. I even enjoy Jeff Probst show. BUT, I don’t think it’s necessary, and I probably will not be watching. I think the most appropriate move would be to cancel The Chew and The Talk, because those got soaps off of the air. I think The Chew will probably last another season or two, but it has very low ratings, and won’t be on for much longer. I say that The Talk and Katie should be canceled, and Meredith can have her… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

Dmitri, the deal is for NBC. I WOULD worry about the future of DOOL after “summer of next year” because Meredith’s show would be fall of 2014 at the earliest.

Linda
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Linda

I guess she feels the need to compete with the perky one. Talk shows are a dime a dozen. I’d rather have good scripted drama any day!

su0000
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su0000

Day time TV will never have scripted show outside of the soaps..
They never have and most likely never have scripted daytime
(except our soaps 🙂

Judy
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Judy

NO, if we have another “talk show” it will just give me LESS TV time. Love Meredith but NO way will I be watching.

Bob Danish
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Bob Danish

It’s just like the 1990s when it seemed like everyone had a talk show (Ricki Lake, Carnie Wilson , Rolanda and others)

gloria
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gloria

Definitely don’t need another talk show but I like Meredith more than those shrews on the View, the idiots on the Chew or that mess on the Talk. Spare me.

bc
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bc

meredith’s daytime talk show aspirations are probably encouraged by the talk’s success. a tv show w/ racially diverse women can be a hit. the talk should encourage more racial diversity from hollywood and not the same monochromatic tv shows w/ only white people. Scandal from abc is a ratings success w/ an African american leading female char portrayed by pretty fashionista kerry washington! It’s a really soapy primetime show w/ more racial diversity than what hollywood usually offers from any of its films and tv shows. Scandal draws 3.52 million viewers for its 18 to 49 demo and 8.4 million… Read more »

Carly
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Carly

Please God … not another talk show ……………

Shelly
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Shelly

NO NO NO!! The market is saturated with that crap! Once again I ask: (I promise I won’t post this anymore) 1. How many societal problems can be discussed over and over and over? 2. How many times can we see the same actor plugging his new movie or book? 3. How many shows do we need where a bunch of women holler at each other and gush over their favorite politicians? 4. Pretty soon we’ll have so many talk shows that every woman in America who needs one, will be able to get a makeover. I guess they’re going… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

It is her or another cooking show 🙂
It is daytime TV which is talk, games or cooking. shows.
thank god for our soaps are still in that line-up ..

‘sides us soap fans mostly care about our soaps and the heck with all the other crap .. lol 🙂

Shelly
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Shelly

You would think with the success of the current nighttime soaps; the daytime execs would invest in good writing and pay to keep their vets (Y & R is killing itself with these newbies who look hot but can’t act their way out of a paper bag) on their daytime shows. Everyone wants the next Oprah hit talk show and it isn’t happening! There just aren’t enough daytime viewers to spread around. The soap fans are fiercely loyal to their shows and will quickly change the channel if you mess with their shows. ABC found that out the hard way… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

doesn’t matter what channel it’s on… I won’t be watching.

lacey
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lacey

Please Nooooo!! She is overrated. I’d rather anyone than her!

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