Would former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin ever be interviewed by Katie Couric again? Couric hopes so. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Couric has extended an open invitation for the lightening rod, former Alaskan Governor to appear on her upcoming talk show Katie.
"She has an open invitation to come talk to me," Couric said during a stop Monday in Orlando. "I'm not sure she'd be interested, but she'd certainly be welcome. She's a fascinating figure not only on the political scene but in popular culture." READ MORE
Katie Couric is one busy woman. The Wrap is reporting the soon-to-be syndicated daytime talk show host has a new, weekly chatfest for Yahoo debuting May 1.
Katie's Take, which will air exclusively on Yahoo's website, will focus on health, nutrition, parenting and wellness issues. Don't expect Couric to get too caught up in her digital activities to lose focus on her upcoming daytime show, however. From The Wrap:
The main focus for the former “Today Show” host remains her upcoming syndicated daytime talk show, “Katie,” but this show gives her a digital presence, as well.
Former All My Children star turned talk show host Kelly Ripa is among the daytime celebrities included in The Hollywood Reporter’s 35 Most Powerful People in Media. In THR’s profile, Ripa discusses the ongoing search to replace Regis Philbin as her co-host.
But even amid talk of firming up the chair, Ripa says there’s “no urgency” to finding a permanent replacement and notes the show’s steady performance since Philbin’s exit. (It recently matched its February 2011 sweep rating of a 2.7 in households and is now the top syndicated talker among the coveted women 25-to-54 demo.) READ MORE
As Katie Couric's Talk Show Gets a Sept. 10 Debut, The Clock Is Ticking For General Hospital and The RevolutionBy Jillian Bowe on March 15, 2012
Decision time is fast-approaching for ABC Daytime, concerning which series to cancel, General Hospital or The Revolution. Katie Couric's self-titled daytime talker is set to debut on Sept. 10. Katie has been cleared throughout 94 percent of the country's markets and has snagged General Hospital's timeslot on ABC-owned and operated stations.
Since ABC Daytime had to give an hour of its daypart back to affiliates to convince them to take Katie, that means they will have to cut one hour of programming. Here's hoping the Mouse House bets on the right horse for a change and sticks with General Hospital! See the full press release below.
With the debut of Katie Couric's self-titled talk show fast approaching, it seems everyone is talking about the fate of General Hospital, including The Daily Beast. GH's new executive producer Frank Valentini shared his plan to save ABC's lone soap ranger from Mickey Mouse's chopping block.
The audience needs to understand that it’s a very challenging market right now and the whole economic paradigm, if you will, of the daytime landscape has changed with Oprah leaving, the soaps going off the air, and the reality genre entering into daytime,” said Valentini, who was the executive producer of One Life to Live since 2003. “And the networks are in the business of making shows that are profitable and it’s my job to do the best I can to get the ratings up and make the show run efficiently. If we can do that, I think we’ve got a chance. READ MORE
With Katie Couric's talk show debuting this September, soap fans and TV critics alike are wondering what will be the fate of ABC's sole daytime soap left in production, General Hospital. When questioned about the sudser at the Television Critics Association's (TCA) winter press tour today, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee said this (according to TV Line):
I’m a fan of General Hospital but we have not made a decision, and we do not have a time frame for [making that call] either.