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Saturday, November 29, 2014 | 1:14 AM

Talk Shows

On Tuesday, December 2, former "All My Children" stars Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane) and Walt Willey (ex-Jackson Montgomery) are set to reunite as part of a "Soap Opera Showdown" segment of NBCUniversal's syndicated daytime talker, "The Meredith Vieira Show." The episode finds Willey surprising Lucci during her showdown with host Meredith Vieira.

On Wednesday, November 5, "The Bold and the Beautiful" stars Darin Brooks (Wyatt), Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy), Scott Clifton (Liam) and Kim Matula (Hope) will be appearing on CBS' "The Talk" to discuss their recent Amsterdam location shoot and the "B&B" episodes that begin airing on Friday, November 7.

The newest cast members of “The Young and the Restless” Scott Elrod (Joe Clark), Justin Hartley (Adam Newman), Burgess Jenkins (Billy Abbott) and Gina Tognoni (Phyllis Summers) joined co-hosts Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, along with guest co-host Pat Harvey, on today's edition of CBS' "The Talk" as the actors discussed some of the exciting new storylines in store for their characters and much more!

In May, Disney-ABC Domestic Television announced plans to launch a new syndicated talk show featuring actress and model Tyra Banks for consideration for Fall 2015. Today, the syndication arm of the Disney-ABC Television Group announced that the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, representing 23% of the nation's television households with 6 of the top 10 markets, have agreed to carry the show on their stations. Currently titled "The F.A.B.," which stands for "Fun and Beautiful," Banks will be joined by social media buff and foodie Chrissy Teigen, fashion guru Joe Zee, interior design professional Lauren Makk, and do-it-yourself YouTuber Leah Ashley as the hosts of the upcoming lifestyle show. Banks serves as moderator of the talker. The ABC Owned stations markets include New York (WABC-TV), Los Angeles (KABC-TV), Chicago (WLS-TV), Philadelphia (WPVI-TV), San Francisco (KGO-TV), Houston (KTRK-TV), Raleigh/Durham (WTVD-TV) and Fresno (KFSN-TV).

On the Thursday, October 23 and Friday, October 24 episodes of ABC's "The Chew," the cooking show will feature a soap star in the kitchen as "General Hospital's" Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) and "All My Children" alum Mark Consuelos (ex-Mateo Santos) are set to join celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz for some fine dining.

On Friday, October 24, "The Young and the Restless'" newest stars, Scott Elrod (Joe Clark), Justin Hartley (Adam Newman), Burgess Jenkins (Billy Abbott) and Gina Tognoni (Phyllis Summers), will be appearing on CBS' "The Talk" to discuss their joining daytime's most watched drama series. The actors are expected to provide some insight into their characters and what life has been like since entering Genoa City.

As previously reported, ABC's "The View" is currently in reinvention mode. While it gets ready to launch its new season on Monday, September 15, the show will not only have a new studio, new color scheme and logo, it'll also have a new behind the scenes executive team who will spearhead the production of the talk show with c0-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell leading the way in front of the camera. The network officially announced that Bill Wolff, previously of "The Rachel Maddow Show," will take over as executive producer. He succeeds Bill Geddie, who helmed the show from its beginnings in 1997 until this past season. Brian Balthazar, who helped launch the fourth hour of "The Today Show" has been appointed co-executive producer.

"ABC’s commitment to reinventing their popular franchise, 'The View,' and evolving the talk show creatively is underway and it’s all building to the much-anticipated season premiere on Monday, September 15," was the beginning of a bold statement this morning from ABC that highlights several major changes in store for the original forum for lively conversations generated from entertainment, social media, politics, family, sex and relationships as well as beauty and fashion. Such changes include the show moving from its longtime West 66th Street studio to the ABC Broadcast Center on 67th Street near Central Park along with a new color scheme and logo, marking the first time in the show’s history that it has changed significantly.. Per the network, the new studio will now house a visually stunning, contemporary state-of-the-art set designed in the round and offering the addition of an on-camera social media station allowing the hosts to interact in real time with viewers.

She's nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal as Kristen DiMera on NBC's "Days of our Lives," and to celebrate Eileen Davidson will appear on the Thursday, June 19 edition of Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family." During her taped appearance, Davidson talks with hosts Mark Steines and Christina Ferrare about her nomination, her brief return to "DAYS' and recently signing a contract with CBS' "The Young and the Restless," where she's portrayed the popular role of Ashley Abbott off and on since 1982. She also reveals that the length of her contract with "Y&R," which includes the ability to appear on "DAYS" from time to time as well, is for two years. Both soaps are owned and produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Fans who've attended the "General Hospital" fan club weekend over the years have had the pleasure of experiencing music by former "GH" star Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky Spencer) and his Enation band. Surprisingly enough, the band, which includes Jackson's real-life brother, Richard Lee, and Daniel Sweatt, have yet to perform in front of a national audience. That will soon change when they perform their new single, "Everything Is Possible," from their upcoming fall 2014 album, on ABC's "The View" and the syndicated/online talk show, "The Better Show," co-hosted by former "All My Children" actress Rebecca Budig (ex-Greenlee Smythe).