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2 August 6th, 2010 Extreme Makeover handyman, Ty Pennington to try hand at daytime talk show?

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How would you feel if Ty Pennington the fix-it guy, Mr. Extreme Makeover, would come to daytime with his own talk show?  Better idea than the new CBS gabfest, The Talk, slated to replace ATWT, with mommies, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne and company?  Well according to,  ”Pennington’s contract with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ends in spring of 2012. So the host and his management team have been working for a number of months on a daytime format they are getting ready to take out for a Fall 2012 start date. Managers Bill Stankey and Drea Bock are currently exploring other networks besides ABC as well as syndication and cable partnerships with alternative revenue streams being a major component to the show.

Discussions are taking place with several major sponsors. Stankey took Joy Behar from daytime to primetime and kept her in both time slots. Team Ty hopes to do the same, in part because of preliminary audience research conducted by a network and an independent web based research firm. Meanwhile, Team Ty claims Pennington’s Q scores run higher than all daytime’s hosts with the exception of Ellen DeGeneres. Pennington started out on TLC’s Trading Spaces and has become a familiar pitchman for advertisers.”

So would this be a viable soap alternative?  Let us know your thoughts.

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  1. Sharon says:

    I would check it out as long as it’s not in the OLTL or GH time slot. Same reason I don’t watch Ellen D who I love because she’s in the OLTL time slot in my viewing area. Martha Stewart’s show is moving from ABC as is Oprah so both the 10 AM and 4 PM time slots will be opening up. If the show is in either of those time slots I would tune in.


  2. Craig says:

    Guess they’ll give anyone a talk show, other soaps have better start preying for a miracle.


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