Could Meredith Vieira Benefit Most From Katie’s Cancellation?


Disney's pricey two-year experiment with Katie Couric's talk show and its subsequent cancellation has left other syndicated shows fighting for the time slot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Meredith Vieira's talk show, Meredith, could benefit most from Katie's demise.  

"Most stations already believed [Katie] was not going to return and have made decisions and acquired new product or rescheduled product they already have," says Bill Carroll, vp/director of programing at Katz TV Group. But Carroll notes that it's still unclear what ABC stations, including the network-owned outlets, will put in Katie's place, presenting an opportunity for Vieira and others.


 

The Real’s Loni Love Takes a Turn on a Stripper Pole For Ellen (VIDEO)


Loni Love is fast becoming one of Hollywood’s hardest working women. In addition to co-hosting The Real and being a panelist on E!’s Chelsea Lately, Love has been pitch-hitting as The Ellen DeGeneres’ guest DJ.

While moonlighting over at DeGeneres’ show on Wednesday, Love spent some time learning how to pole dance. Gotta admire the comic’s thirst to try something new. Watch Love’s skills after the jump!

 

The Real Clears 70 Percent of US TV Markets


Most of the country is about to get "real."  The Real, hosted by Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley, has cleared more than 70 percent of the U.S. television markets.

“Our traditional station partners have joined the Fox Stations in embracing all of the excitement that is The Real,” said Werner in a statement.  “This year, more so than in most, there are limited opportunities for new shows and we are thrilled stations have selected The Real as their choice.”