The Young and the Restless and The Talk won't be the only places you can see Melissa Ordway and Aisha Tyler, respecitvely, on CBS daytime this month. Ordway, who plays Abby Newman on Y&R, will be a The Price is Right celebrity guest model on January 13. The Talk's Aisha Tyler will take a turn as a celebrity guest model on January 15.
The Queen Latifah Show is returning for a second season! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Queen Latifah's daytime talk show has been the No. 1 rated new talk show of the season.
We are proud to have the CBS stations as our partners as we continue to build The Queen Latifah Show into a franchise brand," said Sony TV U.S. president of distribution, John Weiser. "We look forward to building on the success of this year’s #1 new talk show by delivering the highest quality program to our stations, advertisers and viewers."
Disney's pricey two-year experiment with Katie Couric's talk show and its subsequent cancellation has left other syndicated shows fighting for the time slot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Meredith Vieira's talk show, Meredith, could benefit most from Katie's demise.
"Most stations already believed [Katie] was not going to return and have made decisions and acquired new product or rescheduled product they already have," says Bill Carroll, vp/director of programing at Katz TV Group. But Carroll notes that it's still unclear what ABC stations, including the network-owned outlets, will put in Katie's place, presenting an opportunity for Vieira and others.
Jenny McCarthy's addition to The View has provided fairly ho-hum entertainment, unless you count The Talk co-hosts making pot shot after pot shot. Could the formerly raunchy comedienne censoring herself for daytime be to blame?
During an appearance on HuffPost Live, McCarthy talked about the adjustments she made in jumping from late-night cable to daytime.
"I just have to learn how to censor myself [on 'The View']," McCarthy said on Monday, "because I went from late-night cable to daytime." READ MORE
Can "the world's greatest living actress" pull off playing the mother-from-hell? Meryl Streep brings to life vicious, Oklahoma-bred matriarch Violet Weston in the Weinstein Company's adaptation of August: Osage County.
Streep recently appeared on ABC Daytime's The View to discuss the big screen version of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play. John Wells (ER, Shameless) directed the feature film, which also stars Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis and Julianne Nicholson. Watch Streep reveal how the entire cast lived in a condo community in a small Oklahoma town during filming, after the jump! READ MORE
“Over a month ago, they quietly inked a new, long-term, very high seven-figure deal with Robin that will keep [her] at the company for years to come . . . it was a friendly negotiation,” said an insider. “Robin’s been [at ABC News] for over 20 years . . . and will be a leader there for a very long time to come.”