Tamron Hall daytime talk show slated to launch in fall 2019 with deal with ABC stations – Deadline
Old Today co-host Tamron Hall is officially heading to daytime television. Disney ABC has licensed the new Hall-hosted syndicated daytime talk show on ABC Owned Television Stations Group for fall 2019. The project had been in the works at Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International for a few months.
This is the second new first-shot syndicated series licensed for next fall, joining NBCU The Kelly Clarkson Show. Both are talk shows, a genre that has been difficult for newcomers to break through of late, resulting in large numbers of high-profile casualties, and both have been picked up by stations affiliated with the production company and distribution.
It is not known where the Tamron Hall show will air on ABC stations. Depending on the market, I hear he can replace the veteran Rachel Ray, which is currently broadcast on three of the eight ABC stations, or Right this minute.
The ABC-owned group of television stations includes WABC-TV in New York; KABC-TV in Los Angeles; WLS-TV in Chicago; WPVI-TV in Philadelphia; KGO-TV in San Francisco; KTRK-TV in Houston; WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and KFSN-TV in Fresno, California. The eight stations represent 23% of the country’s television households and will serve as the show’s launch group.
“We are delighted to bring Tamron Hall to our ABC-owned stations next fall and are confident that she will be a unique and welcome voice during the day,” said Wendy McMahon, chair of the ABC-owned TV station group. ABC. “Tamron is refreshingly accessible and authentic. She genuinely cares about people, their struggles and their triumphs. We know she will connect with our audience in a personal and positive way.
Hall previously hosted Investigation Discovery Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall. She was also responsible for the Guns on campus: Tamron Hall investigates special and was co-host of the NBC News team Today and the anchor of MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall. Prior to joining MSNBC in July 2007, Hall spent 10 years at WFLD in Chicago, where she held a number of positions including general mission reporter, consumer reporter, and three-hour conference host. Fox News in the morning program.
“I am delighted to partner with ABC Owned Television Stations Group to present our show – which will aim to show real joy and laughter, as well as inspiration in the face of adversity – to audiences across the country,” Tamron Hall said. “Having grown professionally as a reporter and local news anchor, I know it is essential to tell stories that reflect local communities. I couldn’t be more humbled to return to daytime television with the support of such a phenomenal team at an iconic company. The best daytime TV is the one you listen to before you speak, and with my partners at Disney | ABC, that’s what we’ll be delivering next fall! “