After years in daytime as a co-host on The View and a co-anchor on Today, is Meredith Vieira ready to take the plunge with her own daytime talk show? According to Us Weekly, Vieira is taping a pilot for NBC.
Insiders tell Us that Vieira, 59, is currently filming the pilot for her NBC show, which is in the vein of Katie Couric's ABC daytime talk show. The series has not yet been picked up, but if and when it is, it would air sometime in 2014.
Previously, The New York Times’ Brian Stelter reported Vieira was in talks with NBCUniversal for a syndicated talk show. Reportedly, if picked up, Vieira’s show could go head-to-head with either The View or Katie Couric’s Katie. Talk about intrigue in daytime. READ MORE
General Hospital's 50th Anniversary is almost here and it has provided celebrity fans and former stars the opportunity to share their favorite memories. Everyone from Janine Turner to Kelly Ripa and Antonio Sabato Jr. have congratulated GH on its milestone. Watch the clips after the jump!
To continue with the celebration of General Hospital’s 50th anniversary, Finola Hughes and Jason Thompson will take part in a two-day special episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire with host Meredith Vieira, starting April 1. Both Hughes and Thompson will partner up on the game show and donate their winnings to The Art of Elysium, a non-profit organization that encourages musicians, actors and artists to volunteer their talents and time with sick children.
Vieira will also return to GH to tie in with the show’s anniversary as former madam-turned-cosmetics exec Bree Flanders. Take a peek at Vieira slipping back into her old role after the jump! READ MORE
What might Meredith Vieira do to keep herself busy after leaving Who Wants to be a Millionaire? According to the New York Times, Vieira is exploring returning to daytime television with a syndicated talks show, produced by a division of NBC Universal. Reportedly, Vieira’s talk show could replace The Jeff Probst Show.
The 10 stations owned by NBC are among those that carry Mr. Probst, but his show is underperforming the season’s other new entrants, including Ms. Couric and Steve Harvey, whose talk show is syndicated by NBCUniversal. NBC might seek to pair Mr. Harvey’s show with one by Ms. Vieira. READ MORE
After 11 years of hosting Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, Meredith Vieira will vacate her duties on the popular, syndicated game show. The View's former moderator and ex-Today show host will continue on with the show until the end of the season when a new host will take over.
In a released statement, a Disney/ABC spokeswoman said:
It's the final year of Meredith's contract. She has chosen to move on and pursue other opportunities. We are searching for a new host.
Ten years after her first stint on General Hospital, Meredith Vieira is back. TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan spoke with the former co-host of The View and The Today Show to get the skinny on what her character Bree Flanders will be up to when she hits Port Charles on Dec. 14.
TV Guide Magazine: You were such a hoot as Bree. What's become of our girl?
Vieira: Well, she's no longer providing comfort to men! Lynn Herring returns to the show as Lucy Coe [also Friday] and it turns out Bree is her senior vp of marketing at CoeCoe Cosmetics. Sabrina and Felix are desperately trying to get a meeting with Lucy but first they have to go through me. [Laughs] But, really, not much has changed for Bree. Prostitution. Makeup. Hey, it's all sales.