In an article out in MediaWeek, the new mommie gabfest, The Talk (premiering Oct 18th) is looking to create it’s own identify to seperate itself from the pack of any other female oriented daytime talk shows, a la The View.
The Talk’s, EP Brad Bessey stated, “I want this show to empower women. I want this to be a host-driven show, where guests and the audience can have open and honest conversations with the show’s co-hosts.” Actress, Sara Gilbert ( who came up with the concept), Julie Chen, Holly Robinson Peete, Sharon Osbourne, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur will be the leading ladies of the show and the format.
Bessey went on to say, “I want to shape television around these women; I don’t want to have television shape them. We’re going to have 200 live audience members each day, and the set is very close to the audience. We’re going to talk to both the studio audience and to viewers at home via Twitter, Facebook and the Internet. We want to have interaction and live feedback.”
According to the article, the program’s guests will come from all walks of life, and both female and male perspectives will be explored. However, the core audience target is mothers, with all the show’s co-hosts having children of their own ranging in age from infant to adult.
The Talk will air live from Los Angeles at 11 a.m. each day and fill the live East Coast 2 p.m. time period previously occupied by canceled soap opera As the World Turns. It will be televised via tape at 2 p.m. in the other time zones.
So any chance you want to see this soap fans? Will you give it a whirl and check it out? Or, veto it right off the bat?