Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ryan Seacrest: CBS Daytime Talk Show Host?

CBS president/ceo Les Moonves and Ryan Seacrest recently chatted, and there are rumors that the CBS honcho offered Seacrest his own talk show plus a new home for his radio show.

Another scenario has surfaced that deserves mentioning – that Ryan might leave his radio home at Clear Channel and jump ship to CBS. The move would be predicated on CBS’ interest in Ryan hosting an afternoon Oprah-type show for the start of the 2011 season. Ryan was very friendly with CBS president/ceo Les Moonves at a recent Lakers game. Some have suggested that they have already had conversations.

Part of the lure for Ryan would be an all-out production commitment to his daytime talk show - full production, massive promotion and a commitment from the network to make it work. Ryan’s already had a failed tv talk show with Fox in 2004. That show lasted only five months. Ryan has to be sure if he ventures back into daytime tv that the production has the full commitment of Moonves and his team.

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