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.