Girl chat to replace As the World Turns

Sharon Osbourne, former Roseanne star Sara Gilbert, and The Early Show‘s Julie Chen are part of a new daytime talk show to premiere on CBS later this year.

The show wins the timeslot to be vacated by the exit of veteran soap As the World Turns -which means it is also the show to be greenlit over the rejected Say It Now pilot featuring Rove McManus and Valerie Bertinelli. Theirs was one of several projects on the cards along with a Pyramid reboot hosted by Andy Richter and a cooking game show.

The as-yet-unnamed one-hour series will also be co-hosted by Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

The show was developed by the openly gay Gilbert, who also serves as co-executive producer.

Barbara Bloom, SVP, Daytime, CBS Entertainment said, “We were looking for a new format that would speak to the core audience but also have the topical and entertainment value to go even broader. This panel is not a bashful bunch; they are outspoken on any issue you put on the table. It promises to be an hour of television with timely discussions, unfiltered opinions and a lot of personality.”

So how much of a shot did Rove have? Julie Chen is married to CBS chief Les Moonves, after all…

Source: Deadline Hollywood.

14 Comments:

  1. Mary Lee Rossmaessler

    Nothing, in my opinion, can ever replace As The World Turns. Talk shows – we have more than enough. Too bad a long running, much loved show had to be pulled for another, probably boring show.

  2. No one in the US understands why Sara Gilbert got a show….no one here in the USA really knows who she is anymore. The Roseanne show was on almost 20 years ago.

    A comment from Paul said that he doesn’t want this show to go to Australia…Paul we don’t want this show in America.

  3. Good for them :)

    I always wonder when any of our comedians don’t make it (or a show of theirs doesn’t) in the US, is it because they don’t understand our brand of humour?

  4. ooh, leah remini! i hope it airs on foxtel.

    maybe it’ll be less like the view, and more like the circle, where the girls actually look like they enjoy each others company.

  5. “The as-yet-unnamed one-hour series”

    Well The View is taken … so how about The Circle.

    Call it Nepotism, call it whatever, however I do not see Rove ticking the right boxes for an American audience anyway, seriously though it sounds like they wanted a show to compete with The View, which is why this has been picked.

    • Seems pretty unfair. You put together a show with your colleagues for community TV as a team and it’s nepotism? That makes the whole channel guilty of it. That’s what community TV is!

  6. Ah well, Rove has done the same thing himself. Weren’t Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helier only on his show because they were friends of his?

  7. Nepotism wins every time..Mrs Gingell knows too well not many decisions will go against her when she wants to star in a show channel nine is producing:)

  8. What someone married to the boss gets to work on a TV show even though they are not that good… gee that would never happen here on Australian TV…. must go – have to watch Weekend Today with Cam and Mrs Gyngell.

  9. …….not that nepotism plays a part in programming decisions of course!

    It’s a bit sad about it replacing As The World Turns though – so I guess this is what will replace the other daytime soaps that are left once they go?

    If Days Of Our Lives finally goes I think Aussie daytime TV will fall into a hole……..

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