Having a well-known host does not guarantee a new talk show’s survival. Just ask Katie Couric and Arsenio Hall, two of the highest-profile talk show hosts to debut in syndication over the past few years. Both their efforts failed. This week another new batch of shows premieres, and they hope to survive until a second season against very tall odds.
Santa Monica, Calif.-based Telco Productions Inc. is offering The Flipside for fall 2014. Telco says the new weekly, topical half-hour satire series “throws political correctness out the window and pokes fun at the powers-that-be with razor-sharp wit and fearless commentary.” Each show contains “thought-provoking interviews with top-caliber guests — bringing an added dimension and diverse […]