Serch, who rose to fame as one of the first white rappers, performing under the name MC Serch, will headline Serch, a syndicated, daytime talk show from CBS Television Distribution. The daily, hour-long show begins a four-week test run exclusively on Tribune Broadcasting stations in eight markets Jan. 6.
Tim Goodman: “Apparently — and this is important if you don’t normally dabble in the sensual, warm, healing waters of daytime — we are a country adrift with egregious emotional issues. Daytime talk shows, in lieu of shelling out for a therapist, are a way to have a communal bond with other, like-minded people with woes.”
In this Q&A with Media Life’s Diego Vasquez, Katz Televison’s VP of programming talks about the prospects for this fall’s record number of high-profile syndicated talk shows, why Anderson is getting a makeover, and whether Katie can be the next Oprah.
The Peacock stations may pick up one more hour of daytime in 2012, and the contest pits existing (but ailing) shows against risky new upstarts.
Flavor Unit Entertainment and Overbrook Entertainment to team up with Sony Pictures Television to develop a syndicated vehicle that would debut in fall 2013.