Aisha Tyler Talk Show Pilot Taping This Week?

This Just In: The pilot for Aisha Tyler’s upcoming talk show vehicle for ABC Media Productions (formerly Buena Vista TV) is reportedly being taped this Thursday and Friday. You may recall The Hollywood Reporter  reported sources told that publication Tyler’s project was slated for ABC’s daytime lineup— a claim ABC denied. It should be noted, ABC also denied my initial report on July 27 that All My Children would be moving to the West Coast, calling it "rumors that had been in the zeitgeist", only to announce the move on Aug. 4. 

Sources have been telling Daytime Confidential for some time now, the Tyler vehicle was in fact slated for the ABC Daytime lineup, however Tyler receiving less-than-favorable responses as a personality from key demographics stalled the project, likely saving a soap opera from being cancelled in 2009 by ABC. 

"Aisha’s show has been stuck in development hell," reiterates a source. "The pilot will have to be tested to death,  I doubt it will be ready before Summer 2010. Besides, ABC will want to see if the new investments to the soaps pay off before doing anything more drastic to the lineup."

10 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Katiebug9624

    Call me crazy but a tv show pilot wheather it be for a reality series, drama, or talk show that has received bad reviews and less than favorable responses shouldnt make it to the screen no matter how many times you test it but thats in the “makes sense world” I just hope OLTL can rise above the other ABC soaps to stay on the air although I could see Frons cancelling it even though its the cheapest and currently has the best ratings am I right? Just because well he doesnt live in the “makes sense world”

  2. Profile photo of ATLn30318

    I’ll just say interesting and you know Marie Osmond’s talk fest didn’t come to fruition either perhaps due to similar reasons I believe and has been put on hold. The show was scheduled to debut in September. However, the distributor said poor ad sales will prevent a national launch.

  3. Profile photo of amcoltlyr

    I don’t understand that if they are dead set on her getting a talk show, then why not do a full time Tyler talk show on SoapNet instead of the silly little reality hour which changes shows every two months.

  4. Profile photo of shackfan

    It would be nice to see more African Americans on TV but sorry this is not the way. Another talk show . I like Aisha but please. The Bonnie Hunt show is in daytime . how is that doing in the ratings.

  5. Profile photo of mv0093

    I love Aisha, but I wouldn’t watch her hosting a daytime talk show, especially not if OLTL is canceled in order to make room for it!!!!

    Why can’t they just put her in a series in Primetime?

  6. Profile photo of keanna

    I know a way for ABC to keep all three soaps. Fire Frons!!!!! As for Aisha’s show, they can put it on syndication and I doubt it will get the ratings the three soaps get not even close.

  7. Profile photo of Katiebug9624

    I like Aisha Tyler I think she’s pretty funny but her appeal her humor would get censored on daytime tv. She would do ok on primetime but I just cant see her connecting very well with the daytime audience I get that she’s young and “hip” but the young people are usually tivo’ing or watching their daytime soaps online at night so what audience do they intend to reach?

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