Tamron Hall took her syndicated talk show into pandemic remote production from her kitchen with a brand-new showrunner, a toddler and a squawking parrot in tow. She says even without the studio audience with whom she loves to connect, the show’s intimacy hasn’t been lost in the transition.
The new syndicated show featuring the host of CW’s America’s Next Top Model would debut in fall 2015.
The syndicator says “the sales team is currently in the marketplace having conversations with our station partners” on whether the sophomore talker will get the nod for a third season. This season, new EP Rachel Miskowiec has brightened the set and tweaked the format from single-topic to multi-segment shows with celebrity guests.
The new chat fest hosted by the comedian-actress is designed to debut next fall. It’s unclear where ABC would slot the show, but it is not a replacement for Disney-ABC’s daytime talk show Katie with Katie Couric.
The new host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Disney-ABC’s new host game show, Cedric “The Entertainer,” has been hitting the promotion circuit in advance of the show’s Sept. 2 debut. His goal is to broaden Millionaire’s reach. “We’ll go out and get a nice slice of America, younger contestants, but all walks of life from all parts of the country,” he says.
The talk show from Disney-ABC Domestic Television that’s No. 1 among women 25-54 will be back for the 2013-14 season on stations covering over 95% of the U.S.
Disney-ABC Domestic TV, together with Katie Couric and executive producer Jeff Zucker, is making the rounds of ad agencies and major clients outlining ideas for the show, while asking for something around $50,000 for a 30-second spot.
Stiff weekly license fees, Couric’s subpar showing on CBS and some other issues have made the new talker from Disney-ABC a challenging sale, say some broadcasters. But deals with Hearst, Cox, Scripps and others put the show in 20 of the top 25 markets and in good shape for a syndication debut next fall. They also boost it way out ahead of other talk shows vying for pickup for next season.