After months of promotion and ever increasing expectations Katie Couric’s new talk show Katie premiered on September 10. On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast members of the DC gang weighed in on her first episode, guests and what Couric will have to do to actually become the next Oprah.
Reviews by major publications have been mixed for Katie’s premiere, with the Los Angeles Times’ headline stating: “Katie Goes Splat.”
After the jump, check out more Katie reviews from around the web and share your First Impressions of Katie. READ MORE
What better way to launch a new daytime talk show geared toward women than by starting a media storm about weight? Katie Couric has drawn ire following comments she made about Kate Middleton's size during a recent interview.
After praising Middleton—revealing the Duchess of Cambridge is at the top of her wish list to interview on her upcoming show, Katie—Couric said this of Prince William's wife:
"I think she needs to eat more because she’s so thin."
Katie Couric has released a teaser of the first two weeks worth of episodes for her self-titled talker Katie. Guests featured in the spot include: Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James and the legendary Barbra Streisand. Watch the preview after the jump! READ MORE
Get ready to wake up to Oprah in the morning. The Mighty O has been listed as one of several celebrity co-hosts tapped to sit in at Good Morning America, with Robin Roberts having temporarily departed the show for medical leave.
While Roberts is out, Winfrey,Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Chris Rock, Rob Lowe, Kelly Ripa, the entire cast of Modern Family and other surprise guests will fill in. An emotional Roberts told viewers:
I'm having to move up my schedule. I am very blessed. Forty percent of Americans can't even take a sick day, and here I know that I'm going to have a job when I come back.
With a slew of new talk shows ready to launch this fall The Hollywood Reporter has published A Guide to Daytime’s New (But Familiar) Faces outlining what viewers can expect from the different offerings. So what can fans expect from Katie Couric’s Katie?
What viewers can expect: The timely and topical show will blend information, stories of the day and entertainment, including interviews with newsmakers, celebrities and everyday people with unique stories. Topics will range from parenting to pop culture, aging to activism and sex to celebrity, with segments focusing on the worlds of family, fashion, entertainment and technology. Recurring pieces will include "Women Who Should Be Famous" and bucket list-themed "You Only Live Once." READ MORE
Katie Couric has released deets on the first month of programming for her syndicated talk show Katie, debuting Sept 10. To launch the daily chatfest, Couric will be celebrating women who are "reinventing themselves".
Guests will include: Sheryl Crow, Chelsea Handler, E L James, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Simpson, Sofia Vergara and Wendy Williams. Katie will also feature a rare television appearance from Barbra Streisand during its premiere month. Keep reading for what Katie will be serving up during its first two eppys! READ MORE