History is about to repeat itself at NBC's Today.
Any minute now, The View's Meredith Vieira will sign on as coanchor to replace Katie Couric after she leaves to join the CBS Evening News. But it looks like Vieira will keep her other gig as host of the syndicated
My favorite TV moment this week (granted, I've been on the road and haven't watched a lot) occurred early Wednesday morning, as Matt Lauer defused the mawkish sentiment on the Today set in the wake of Katie Couric's long-awaited announcement that she would be leaving soon for CBS.
"Also coming up in this half hour..." Lauer quipped, as the Today crew (a great group, as I can attest to from the experience of being on the show a handful of times) broke into laughter.
What I loved about that gag was how it underscored the fact that life on Today would go on, no doubt quite robustly, after the Katie Couric era ends. (There have been so many: the Bryant Gumbel-Jane Pauley era; the Barbara Walters-Hugh Downs era; and so on).
This is a historic shift, no question, and shouldn't be underestimated even as it's overanaly
Despite seeing presidential hopeful John Kerry (and thus his portrayal) get snubbed in 2004, Seth Meyers has never stopped being a major part of the mix at NBC's Saturday Night Live (Saturdays, duh, at 11:30 pm/ET). As he prepped for this weekend's show, Meyers — now best known for his bits as haranguing hubby Dan Needler and the Appalachian Emergency Room receptionist, as well as for his impressions of Hugh Grant, Sean Penn and Anderson Cooper — found a few minutes to talk to TVGuide.com about SNL's plans for guest host Matt Dillon, the "real" Natalie Portman and the crazy-delicious digital-shorts
Last week was an emotional roller-coaster for Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Just days after brother-in-law Matt Hasselbeck's Seattle Seahawks were deprived of a Super Bowl win, she and the other ladies of ABC's The View racked up 10 Daytime Emmy nods. Is this the year that they at last grab the gold for Outstanding Talk Show Host? Just minutes after the nominations were announced, TVGuide.com caught up with Hasselbeck, aka that sunny Survivor, to discuss the show's chances and to tackle a very hot topic — the questionable refereeing during that Super Bowl loss.
TVGuide.com: First of all, congratulations on The View's nominations [including best talk show]!Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Thank you. The show's been nominated right from the jump, so it's nice to know it's always been in the game. It's certainly deserved it every single year.
TVGuide.com: From where you're sitting, when