Meredith Vieira will host her own daytime talkshow on NBC, NBCUniversal announced Tuesday. The Meredith Vieira Show will debut in the fall and receive national syndication.
"All of us at NBCU are so excited about this new show with Meredith," Ted Harbert, chairman of NBC Broadcasting said in a statement. "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."
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The Meredith Viera Show will be taped on a New York set modeled after Vieira's real-life home, including everything from the furniture to family photos. The hour-long program will feature both celebrity guests and stories from every day people.
"As a journalist on Today and 60 Minutes, I learned how to really listen to people and help give them a voice. On The View, I unleashed my own opinionated self and discovered the empowerment that comes with sometimes heated, but always respectful, discussion. And on Millionaire, I relished the joy of changing people's lives while having pure fun," said Vieira. "All of these experiences, along with being a wife and mom, have led me here because they all share one common denominator... this fundamental need we have to connect with and find inspiration in each other.
"Each day, I hope to accomplish what I call the three H's: Heat, Heart and Humor," Vieira continued. "And speaking of the heart, I want to thank my husband, Richard, and kids, Ben, Gabe and Lily for strongly encouraging me to take this incredible opportunity... or else they really just want to get me out of the house."
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