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.
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.
Grammy and Emmy winner Harry Connick Jr. enters the daytime genre with this lighthearted show that puts the focus on family-friendly entertainment rather than the conflict-driven topics of other daytime fare. Connick's stated goal is to "bring the party back to daytime" through a format reminiscent of popular variety shows of yesteryear. Regular segments on "Harry" include man-on-the-street interviews, stunts, audience participation and -- of course -- musical performances, because you can't have a Harry Connick Jr.-hosted show without music. The hour-long series includes a hefty dose of comedy, with brothers Justin and Eric Stangel among the executive producers -- a position they previously held on "Late Show With David Letterman."
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.
This talk-variety show features comic Ellen DeGeneres in the studio performing an opening monologue and interviewing guests who include celebrities, newsmakers and ordinary people with extraordinary talents. Additionally, segments include performances from top music acts, audience participation and man-on-the-street interviews. Music is a key part of the show, with an in-studio DJ -- including occasional celebrity guest DJs -- spinning tunes and DeGeneres often breaking out into dance moves during the show.
Dr. Phillip C. McGraw's show draws on his 25 years of experience in psychology, sociology and observation. Beginning his TV career as the resident expert on human behavior on Oprah Winfrey's daily talk show, Dr. Phil continues to deal with real issues in his blunt style.
Celebrity chef Robert Irvine steps out of the kitchen to serve a helping of tough love and up-front advice to people facing issues from sour relationships to bitter family strife. A talented chef, fitness guru, and strong advocate for military veterans and their families, Robert combines straightforward analysis with a unique therapeutic style to help people overcome their personal conflicts and get on with their lives. Among the issues are non-traditional relationships with complex problems, addictions to drugs and alcohol, and longtime friendships broken by lack of trust.