Following the cancellation of Disney/ABC Domestic Television’s “FABLife,” the ABC Owned Television Stations will replace the daytime talker beginning in Fall 2016 with “RightThisMinute,” a viral video series that will now be distributed by Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. The show is produced by MagicDust Television in conjunction with television station groups Cox Media Group, Raycom Media, Inc. and The E.W. Scripps Company.
There won’t be a second season for Disney/ABC Domestic Television’s “FABLife,” it was announced today by Janice Marinelli, president, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. The show will remain in production and produce original episodes for the remainder of the season.
“The Meredith Vieira Show” will conclude its two season run in May, host and executive producer Meredith Vieira announced today of her NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution based talk show. “I am so sorry to see our show come to an end after this season, but I am also incredibly proud of the work our staff has done and forever grateful to our supportive viewers,” she said in a statement. “We promise to spend our final weeks producing the best broadcast we know how. And have a blast doing so!”
“FABLife,” the new Disney|ABC syndicated lifestyle talk show spearheaded by Tyra Banks and featuring foodie Chrissy Teigen, fashion expert Joe Zee, interior designer Lauren Makk and DIY enthusiast Leah Ashley as co-hosts, launched Monday, September 14 as the No.1 new syndicated series of the young 2015-16 television season in Households (1.1/3), Women 18-49 (0.5/4) and Women 25-54 (0.6/4).
“The Young and the Restless'” Tracey E. Bregman (Lauren Fenmore) appeared on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” earlier this week and revealed some interesting tidbits about how she got her start in Hollywood, including that her first name wasn’t originally spelled with an “e” and that she didn’t always include her middle initial (which stands for Elizabeth) in her profession, and shares some of her “Days of our Lives” memories. Also part of her appearance, Bregman played the soap star name game with hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare, and talks about her new Manhattan Malibu clothing line.
Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” is getting ready to host another classic soap opera reunion when it brings together the cast of ABC’s iconic primetime drama, “Dynasty,” with guests Pamela Sue Martin, John James, Al Corley and Gordon Thomson joining hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare on Monday, January 26.
On the Monday, January 12 episode of NBCUniversal’s “The Meredith Vieira Show,” host Meredith Vieira will announce that the daytime talk show will be airing a full week of live shows during the week of January 19.
On the Tuesday, December 16 edition of NBCUniversal’s syndicated daytime talker, “The Steve Harvey Show,” former “Days of our Lives” actress Alison Sweeney (ex-Sami Brady) sits down with Steve Harvey to talk about her two-decade long run on “DAYS,” her hosting duties on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and her novel, “Scared Scriptless.” In your first look clip, Sweeney reveals that it was hard to leave the daytime soap she called home since she was a teenager and that she’s kept in touch with her former colleagues via social media. Sweeney also revealed that she’s been back to direct several episodes of the daytime drama series since completing filming last May as Sami.
As previously reported, the cast of “Knots Landing” will reunite on the Thursday, December 11 edition of Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family.” In your first look at the reunion, cast members of the popular primetime soap opera – Donna Mills, Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford and Kevin Dobson – sat down with hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare to discuss life after the cul-de-sac, while also taking time to celebrate Mills’ birthday.
On the Thursday, December 11 edition of Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family,” “Knots Landing stars Donna Mills, Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford and Kevin Dobson will reunite when hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare bring the five cast members together to share memories, surprises, and music!
It seems like forever ago since we reported Susan Lucci (ex-Erica Kane, “All My Children”) got a wonderful surprise while visiting NBCUniversal’s syndicated daytime talker, “The Meredith Vieira Show,” via a reunion of sorts with former “AMC” co-star, Walt Willey (ex-Jackson Montgomery). In your first look at the episode, airing Tuesday, December 2, Lucci tells host Meredith Vieira how her character on the ABC Daytime soap opera helped many immigrants learn to speak English. Later the two take part in a Soap Opera Showdown, which included Willey as a surprise participant alongside Lucci.
Call it a coincidence of sorts if you like but CBS’ “The Talk” today announced the three finalists for the ultimate prize of becoming “The Price is Right’s” next male model, and their names all just so happen to start with the letter “J.”
With Craig Ferguson set to step down as host of “The Late Late Show” on Friday, December 19, CBS has announced that following re-runs of the late night talk show, special editions will be produced featuring rotating guest hosts and special after-dark editions of CBS Daytime’s “The Talk” from Monday, January 5 – Friday, March 6, 2015 (12:37-1:37 AM, ET/PT).
While it’s unclear whether it had anything to do with the rescheduling of an episode featuring the men of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” Sony Pictures Television produced daytime talker, “The Queen Latifah Show,” has been canceled, it was announced today by the studio. In a statement Sony said, “We want to thank Dana [real-life name of Queen Latifah], the producers and the entire staff of ‘The Queen Latifah Show’ for creating a program that we are all very proud of. Thank you also to our terrific station partners and advertisers who supported the show.” The talk show premiered in the fall of 2013 with tepid ratings, which did not improve during season two.
As previously reported, the men of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” will be appearing on the Wednesday, November 26 edition of syndicated daytime talk show, “The Queen Latifah Show.” Look for “Y&R’s” Peter Bergman (Jack Abbott), Justin Hartley (Adam Newman), Daniel Goddard (Cane Ashby), Bryton James (Devon Hamilton) and Joshua Morrow (Nicholas Newman) to have a sit down chat with host Queen Latifah as they talk about their best “Y&R” kisses and their first scenes. Look for Bergman to reminisce on his 25 years at the soap while Hartley shows off his famous dimples! Before the episode airs, Soap Opera Network has your first look with the men on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California, where the talk show is filmed.