Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CBS Picks Julie Chen Talk Show to Replace ATWT

CBS has ordered a new daytime talk show for fall 2010 featuring a panel of well-known news and entertainment personalities who will examine topical events and contemporary issues through the eyes of mothers. The daily, one-hour series will be co-hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

The co-hosts-moms with children ranging in age from infant to adult-will swap stories, challenge each other on issues and engage the studio audience and viewers at home about events in the headlines and their own homes through the lens of motherhood. Show segments will include guest interviews with entertainers and newsmakers, live remotes from the field and personal home footage shot by the co-hosts themselves.

The show was developed by Gilbert, who also serves as executive producer.

"Daytime is an evolving daypart with more variety now among soap operas, game and talk shows," said Barbara Bloom, Senior Vice President, Daytime, CBS Entertainment. "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."

The series is produced by Raquel Productions Inc. Executive producers are Sara Gilbert and John Redmann.


  1. Of course they did. That's what happens when you are married to the head of the network.

  2. Gee, wonder it this will interfere with her Big Brother duties. I'd hate for CBS to be any less the Julie Chen Network. She must be so proud of her accomplishments. And with talk shows as much in the toilet as soaps it doesn't seem to be the best choice to do a View ripoff. Perhaps a family court show with Julie Chen as the judge and host?

  3. I was still hoping they'd expand B&B to an hour (since it's allegedly the most-watched show in the world) and pick up a half-hour Pyramid. But you can't trump sleeping with the boss, can ya, Chenbot?

  4. Looks like I will be watching ABC for ever how long they will last, that will be my revenge.

  5. Ugh! Couldn't they have at least put some fun gameshows instead of a "View" knockoff?