CBS President Les Moonves' wife, Julie Chen, could soon be the face of a new daytime panel chat show for mothers. Chen -- who has a son, Charlie, with Moonves -- and ROSEANNE star and lesbian mom Sara Gilbert are preparing to shoot a pilot for the network for a show to rival ABC's THE VIEW. Other possible panelists linked to the project are Lisa Rinna and pregnant REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK star Bethenny Frankel. A CBS source said, "It's a daytime panel show to take on THE VIEW, targeted at women with children and hosted by celebrities, journalists and regular moms. A pilot will be shot in early May."CBS is also currently working on two game show pilots as possible replacements for AS THE WORLD TURNS, which goes off the air in September.
CBS Also Developing Daytime Talk Show
Posted by Roger Newcomb
The New York Post reported today that CBS is looking to develop a new daytime panel show to take on THE VIEW.