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NBC Universal Launching Daytime Talker, The Meredith Vieira Show in 2014!

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Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Katie Couric will have some competition now that NBC Universal announced yesterday it’s launching its own syndicated talker with Meredith Vieira, entitled The Meredith Vieira Show! 

According to Deadline.com, the series is set to debut in the fall of 2014. Vieira recently shot a pilot for the new series and had began talks with NBCU after she announced she was leaving Disney’s syndicated game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire after 11 years.

Network chairman, Ted Harbert said of the Vieira talk show decision:  “All of us at NBCU are so excited about this new show with Meredith.  She creates an instant connection with audiences with her smart, quick-witted and down-to-earth style. This entertaining and substantive show will be a great way to reach her loyal daytime fans as well as new ones who will discover why Meredith is one of America’s most loved television personalities.”

So another talk show is in the works daytime fans! What do you think? Interested to see how Meredith fairs in the daytime landscape gabfest arena?  Are you concerned that another talk show is being mounted?  Let us know your thoughts!

 

 

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Sandy
Sandy

I’m split on having another daytime talk show. What I like about Meredith is that her guests will like her sweet and yet funny remarks which will make them comfortable around her. She is also pretty informed on many areas of topics. What I hope is that she gets a fresh look about her such as her hair and makeup as I think it would help launch her new show. I probably will not regularly as I would prefer to binge-watch other programs on t.v. However, good luck.

louisa
louisa

Too many talk shows. But, Meredith will do better than Katie. Her days are numbered.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I’m not really into talk shows, but I like Meredith.

tim
tim

Oh good,another daytime talk show for me to ignore.

Michael S
Michael S

We need another talk show like we need a hole in the head! But I do think Meredith is one of the more reputable TV hosts currently on air.

Mary SF
Mary SF

With so many talk shows on air– what’s left to talk about? Haven’t they all pretty much covered everything under the sun? Unless she has a fresh format to offer that is different from all the Oprah copycats that sprung up since Ms. O started– I say maybe it is time to invest in game shows again. I rather watch a good quiz show I can play along with than listen to another talk show.

4everdays
4everdays

If you love soaps, stop watching talk shows.

david
david

meredith is a great lady. i met her twice. her talk show will be a huge hit. i work at a grocery store. meredith was doing her shopping. she was very friendly and down to earth. i want more talk shows and game shows. i really enjoy them. i love watching days of our lives young and the restless and bold and the beautiful. they are terrific shows. i quit watching general hospital 1 month ago. the show really sucks now. i was a gh fan for 20 years. im 30 years old. gh will face cancellation again next year. i dont care anymore. just cancel gh. replace it with a game show or talk show. bring back press your luck tic tac dough and maybe a trivia game show.

gloria
gloria

I like Meredith better than some others who have talk shows but ANOTHER TALK SHOW? Why do all these people leave their jobs saying how tired they are, etc, then run out & get their own talk show? Is it an ego thing? They can’t stand not to be on tv or something? Why don’t they just retire & go away! They sure can afford it.

4everdays
4everdays

Is she maried to a NBC honcho like Julie Chen is? I will fight hard to
prevent the end of DAYS. I hope ATWT viewers do’nt watch the talk,
which was handed to Julie by her husband after axing ATWT. I wàs
never a fan of ATWT, but I felt the soap world was betrayed by that
husband and wife.

Danielle
Danielle

I’ve always liked Meredith and I think she’d fare well with a talk show. That said, I understand that talk shows are cheap to produce with the potential to be very profitable and producers want to try to find the next Oprah or Phil Donahue, but I just think we’ve reached a saturation point where there are just too many daytime talk shows featuring the same topics and guests. It may be time to invest in bringing back some more game shows to have some more variety. After all, they’re cheap to produce too.

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Drew Barrymore Daytime Talk Show Pilot In The Works

This fall, new talkers from Tamron Hall and Kelly Clarkson will be part of the daytime television landscape, and now comes word that Drew Barrymore may enter the space with a new talk show for her that is in development with the pilot being shot this coming week.

According to Variety, details of the proposed one-hour show are not all clear, but Drew is said to be one of the executive producers of the pilot episode and yet there is no showrunner attached to the project at this time.  Barrymore’s company, Flower Films is likely attached as well.

Back in 2016, Barrymore had a deal in place with Warner Brothers Telepictures for a talk show, but that never came to pass, in part to a lukewarm response from TV station groups at that time.

However now the new regime at CBS’ syndication arm is said to have ‘high hopes’ for the show and they feel that Drew will appeal and do well in the daytime arena.

Barrymore recently appeared in her third season of  Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet in its 30 episode season. Through her Flower Films she was been an executive producer on unscripted series including TLC’s Rattled and VH1’s Tough Love.

So, would you be interested. or intrigued to see what kind of show Drew Barrymore has to offer in daytime? Think she would be a good host? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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The Bold and the Beautiful Ratings Winner With Phoebe is Beth Reveal

Great news for The Bold and the Beautiful and their long-awaited payoff: that the little girl being raised by Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) as “Phoebe” is really Liam (Scott Clifton) and Hope’s (Annika Noelle) daughter, Beth, who they believed had died in the long and twisty baby switch storyline.

B&B was the highest rated daytime television show in the key 25-54 womens demo and the first time in the 32-year-old history of the CBS sudser that it has been atop of that demo. That is not only among the network soaps but all series genres in daytime for the week of August 5-9 –  quite the feat.

During the ratings week, Liam figured out that Phoebe was Beth, and eventually after Thomas’ (Matt Atkinson) manipulations told Hope the truth.

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All this goes to show that as frustrated as viewers get wanting the truth to come out in a story they follow; when it finally does, they are along for the ride. Something B&B executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell does exceptionally well with big umbrella storylines that hold major ramifications for many on the canvas.

Congrats to Brad and the B&B team!

So, what do you think of BOLD’s performance in the ratings for the big week in story? Comment below

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Kelly Monaco Addresses Billy Miller’s Departure From GH

In a post via her twitter account, General Hospital’s Kelly Monaco (Sam) shared her heartbreak on her longtime scene partner, Billy Miller’s (Drew) exit from the ABC daytime drama series.  This was the first time that Kelly addressed the situation in a public forum.

Miller came on to GH back in 2014 as Jason Morgan, following the departure of Steve Burton, who then wound up on Y&R.  When Burton returned to GH in 2017, Miller’s part was then turned-in-to, Jason’s twin, Drew Cain.

Through a great portion of Miller’s run on GH, he was paired romantically on -screen with Monaco and the duo were, and have remained, one of the most popular duo’s in daytime.

Monaco expressed the following in her message: “I feel like I have to address this situation. #BillyMiller ‘s untimely departure from #gh. Honestly, I can not come up with the words to describe how I feel about this decision… a decision that may not be what our audience thinks to be true. I’m heartbroken… more to come.”

Share your thoughts on Kelly’s message via the comment section below.

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