Grab a tissue, or 12. The Hallmark Channel talk show Marie will welcome actor Corbin Bernsen (Wednesday, June 5, noon/11c), who sits down with host Marie Osmond for an emotional interview about the recent death of his mom, Jeanne Cooper, longtime star of CBS's The Young and the Restless.
"We were honored that Corbin chose Marie to share his wonderful memories of his mother," the show's executive producer Jim Romanovich tells TV Guide Magazine. "Jeanne appeared on our Y&R 40th anniversary special, which I have been told was her final television appearance. I had a chance to talk to her before the show and could tell she was a little tired. But she told me she wouldn't have missed it for the world and I will forever be grateful for her generosity. I truly loved that woman."
Check out these two exclusive clips of Bernsen's interview.
And kudos to Marie! The daytime program has been nominated for best talk show by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association's Critics Choice awards, along with The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Cool company! The awards, to be presented June 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, will be webcast live at 8pm/PT via UStream.