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
Brrr, it's cold in here. There must be some TV execs trying to pimp their new vehicles in the atmosphere! In a new Broadcasting and Cable article previewing how CBS Television Distribution (CTD) hopes new blood will help the division stay on top of the syndication game—in daytime (Jeff Probst) and in primetime (Arsenio)—CTD President John Nogawski threw major shade at rival Disney-ABC's upcoming chatfest Katie. READ MORE
Katie Couric has debuted the latest promo for her upcoming syndicated talk show, Katie. The Jeff Zucker-produced chatfest debuts Sept. 10 at 3 pm EST. Watch "You're Invited" after the jump! READ MORE
Katie Couric continues to try and make peace with soap opera fans, disgruntled that her new syndicated talker, Katie, is taking General Hospital's current timeslot on ABC-owned and operated stations (GH is moving into the slot currently held by Good Afternoon America in September). At the TCA panel for her upcoming show, Couric had this to say about the suds (as reported by the LA Times):
"Soap operas have a huge following," she said. "I think that they fill a need for a lot of people," adding that she thinks that can "peacefully coexist" with other daytime shows.