Comedian and actress Niecy Nash, the star of comedic hits like “Reno 911” and “Claws”, is set to become the latest star to launch her own daytime talk show.
According to a person familiar with the situation, CBS Television Distribution is preparing to shoot a pilot presentation for the show with James Corden’s Fulwell73. If the show were to go ahead, it would join a roster that included the recently launched “Drew Barrymore Show” and the mainstays “Judge Judy” and “Dr. Phil.”
CBS TV Distribution declined to comment on its development list.
Daytime talk shows have taken off in recent years with new hits like “The Kelly Clarkson Show” by NBCUniversal and “Tamron Hall” by ABC. The Clarkson show debuted last year as the most successful new talk show in nearly a decade.
When CBS-produced “The Drew Barrymore Show” aired last month, it did so with respectable ratings, increasing its admissions and generating triple-digit growth in a number of major markets.
For Nash, the new project adds to an already busy schedule, following a string of trendy TV projects including Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever,” “Mrs. America ”and“ When They See Us ”from last year, for which she won a nomination as a leading actress at the 2019 Emmy Awards.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news of Nash’s show.