Daytime Emmy winner Meredith Vieira has hosted a number of shows in her TV career -- "The View," "Today" and "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" among the most notable -- but she's never had her own talk show... until now. The self-titled, daily program adds some twists to the typical daytime talk format. The show's set at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York resembles Vieira's home -- even down to her pet-ravaged furniture -- and features staples usually seen on late-night shows: a house band, led by Everett Bradley of the E Street Band, and a sidekick, Jon Harris, who also doubles as the show's announcer. Elements of daytime viewers are used to include a mix of human-interest stories -- featuring everyday people and celebrity guests -- and lifestyle segments that highlight Vieira's point of view. For its second season, the show utilizes a live format and regular contributors who share their views in a daily" What's Hot Now!" segment.
Food Network celebrity and chef Rachael Ray brings her brand of food-focused talk show to national syndication, offering a program that is a mix of entertainment, information and cooking. Her spinning set houses the celebrity guest interviews, audience participation and cooking segments that viewers have come to expect from the daily hourlong show that has won multiple Emmy Awards during its run. In addition to the cooking segments the show also features more traditional fare expected of daytime shows.
As a model and longtime host of "America's Next Top Model," Tyra Banks knows about style, and she's looking to share her knowledge of the topic with viewers in this daily, hourlong series. Banks, the show's chief "FABLife" stylist, leads a team of stylists that also includes model Chrissy Teigen, fashion journalist Joe Zee, interior designer Lauren Makk and lifestyle expert Leah Ashley. The experts offer tips and tricks intended to help people up their games, whether it's transforming their wardrobes or remodeling their homes. And because Banks is involved, it's all delivered with her signature "fierceness."
Radio host and author Wendy Williams joins the daytime syndicated talk-show field, bringing her distinctive personality to television. In addition to celebrity interviews, regular segments include Hot Topics, which usually opens the show and features Williams giving her honest, opinionated and often-unpredictable take on the latest pop-culture and entertainment headlines, and Ask Wendy, in which she offers advice to audience members seeking solutions to their problems. The daily, hourlong program is broadcast from a studio in New York City.
Hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert (the creator of the program, who also serves as an executive producer), Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Eve discuss current events, pop culture, contemporary issues and family. In addition to interviews with celebrities and newsmakers, the program features musical performances, cooking segments and how-to demonstrations. The roster of celebrity guest co-hosts have included the likes of Carnie Wilson, Marie Osmond, Kelly Osbourne, and Molly Shannon.
"Recipe Rehab" finds a fun way to participate in the effort to curb the rise of obesity in America with a competition that promotes the use of healthy, wholesome ingredients, and demonstrates the positive effects of healthy food choices. Each week two chefs face off in a competition to give one family's high-calorie recipe a new low-calorie twist. After the family members try out each recipe in their own kitchen, they decide their new favorite. Evette Rios hosts.