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11 July 10th, 2013 NBC Universal Launching Daytime Talker, The Meredith Vieira Show in 2014!

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Katie Couric will have some competition now that NBC Universal announced yesterday it’s launching its own syndicated talker with Meredith Vieira, entitled The Meredith Vieira Show! 

According to, the series is set to debut in the fall of 2014. Vieira recently shot a pilot for the new series and had began talks with NBCU after she announced she was leaving Disney’s syndicated game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire after 11 years.

Network chairman, Ted Harbert said of the Vieira talk show decision:  “All of us at NBCU are so excited about this new show with Meredith.  She creates an instant connection with audiences with her smart, quick-witted and down-to-earth style. This entertaining and substantive show will be a great way to reach her loyal daytime fans as well as new ones who will discover why Meredith is one of America’s most loved television personalities.”

So another talk show is in the works daytime fans! What do you think? Interested to see how Meredith fairs in the daytime landscape gabfest arena?  Are you concerned that another talk show is being mounted?  Let us know your thoughts!



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  1. Sandy says:

    I’m split on having another daytime talk show. What I like about Meredith is that her guests will like her sweet and yet funny remarks which will make them comfortable around her. She is also pretty informed on many areas of topics. What I hope is that she gets a fresh look about her such as her hair and makeup as I think it would help launch her new show. I probably will not regularly as I would prefer to binge-watch other programs on t.v. However, good luck.


  2. louisa says:

    Too many talk shows. But, Meredith will do better than Katie. Her days are numbered.


  3. CTwildheart says:

    I’m not really into talk shows, but I like Meredith.


  4. tim says:

    Oh good,another daytime talk show for me to ignore.


  5. Michael S says:

    We need another talk show like we need a hole in the head! But I do think Meredith is one of the more reputable TV hosts currently on air.


  6. Mary SF says:

    With so many talk shows on air– what’s left to talk about? Haven’t they all pretty much covered everything under the sun? Unless she has a fresh format to offer that is different from all the Oprah copycats that sprung up since Ms. O started– I say maybe it is time to invest in game shows again. I rather watch a good quiz show I can play along with than listen to another talk show.


  7. 4everdays says:

    If you love soaps, stop watching talk shows.


  8. david says:

    meredith is a great lady. i met her twice. her talk show will be a huge hit. i work at a grocery store. meredith was doing her shopping. she was very friendly and down to earth. i want more talk shows and game shows. i really enjoy them. i love watching days of our lives young and the restless and bold and the beautiful. they are terrific shows. i quit watching general hospital 1 month ago. the show really sucks now. i was a gh fan for 20 years. im 30 years old. gh will face cancellation again next year. i dont care anymore. just cancel gh. replace it with a game show or talk show. bring back press your luck tic tac dough and maybe a trivia game show.


  9. gloria says:

    I like Meredith better than some others who have talk shows but ANOTHER TALK SHOW? Why do all these people leave their jobs saying how tired they are, etc, then run out & get their own talk show? Is it an ego thing? They can’t stand not to be on tv or something? Why don’t they just retire & go away! They sure can afford it.


  10. 4everdays says:

    Is she maried to a NBC honcho like Julie Chen is? I will fight hard to
    prevent the end of DAYS. I hope ATWT viewers do’nt watch the talk,
    which was handed to Julie by her husband after axing ATWT. I wàs
    never a fan of ATWT, but I felt the soap world was betrayed by that
    husband and wife.


  11. Danielle says:

    I’ve always liked Meredith and I think she’d fare well with a talk show. That said, I understand that talk shows are cheap to produce with the potential to be very profitable and producers want to try to find the next Oprah or Phil Donahue, but I just think we’ve reached a saturation point where there are just too many daytime talk shows featuring the same topics and guests. It may be time to invest in bringing back some more game shows to have some more variety. After all, they’re cheap to produce too.


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