Tamron Hall Talker Top 70%, Adds Geddie As EP
Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International said Tuesday that its new syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Tamron Hall has tallied clearances of over 70% of the U.S.
Also, Disney announced that veteran producer Bill Geddie has been tapped as the show’s executive producer.
In addition to the previously announced ABC Owned Television Stations Group and Hearst Television stations, the show has been licensed to stations from broadcast groups for fall 2019, including Cox Media Group, Sinclair Broadcast Group, The E.W. Scripps Co., Meredith Corp., Tribune Broadcasting, Gray Television and Nexstar Media Group.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the tremendous support from the broadcast community and have lined up a stellar group of stations for the launch of our show,” said Jed Cohen, executive vice president and general sales manager, Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International. “The success we’ve had is a testament to the confidence these stations share with us that Tamron is the right host for the right show at the right time.”
Bill Geddie has one of the most successful track records in the business. He co-created ABC’s live talk and entertainment program The View, serving as the show’s executive producer for 17 years. Under Geddie’s leadership, the show broke new ground in the genre.
“Bill’s ability to produce captivating, informative and entertaining television is unparalleled, and his sustained success speaks for itself,” said William Burton, SVP of daytime, sports and syndicated development/production, ABC Entertainment.. “We’re absolutely thrilled to have a trailblazer like Bill lead our team. The exciting combination of Bill’s deep knowledge and vision paired with Tamron’s vast capabilities and extraordinary talent puts the show in the best position possible to become a daily destination for viewers this September.”
Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International is the global content sales and distribution arm of The Walt Disney Co.