Inspired perhaps by the success...
Inspired perhaps by the success of SoapNet's Emmy-winning chat show, Soap Talk
, CBS has conceived its own version called CBS Soapbox
. The show will feature cohosts Kristoff St. John
) and Ricky Paull Goldin
) fielding callers' questions and interviewing suds stars, but only ones who work on the Eye network's four soaps, of course. The other catch? It's only viewable on the Internet at CBS.com — beginning July 19 at 3 pm/ET — so Lisa Rinna
and Ty Treadway
needn't sweat just yet. Still, it's a smart move. "We are always looking for ways to enhance our relationship with our daytime audience," says CBS Daytime chief Barbara Bloom
. "CBS Soapbox
provides another connection to the loyal and passionate viewers of our popular series."