The Rachael Ray Show

Rachael Ray Finds it “Exciting” The Chew is Joining ABC Lineup

The cancellation of All My Children and One Life to Live doesn’t appear to have phased Rachael Ray much. Zap2it caught up with the syndicated talk show host and asked her about the new shows replacing the legendary serials. Her response,

"I think it's exciting," Ray tells Zap2it on Friday (April 15) at the site of her annual cooking show that benefits the Alumni Association of her alma mater, Lake George (N.Y.) Jr.-Sr. High School. "My good friend Mario Batali and Michael Symon are going to be part of 'The Chew,' and I'm thrilled to see them join the roster."


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Lisa Rinna and Aiden Turner Head to The Rachael Ray Show on Friday


 
Soaps.com is reporting Days of Our Lives and Melrose Place alum Lisa Rinna  and former All My Children Aiden Turner  are slated to appear on The Rachael Ray Show. Rinna will be accompanied by husband Harry Hamlin to discuss their new reality series, Harry Loves Lisa. Turner will dish about his stint on Dancing With The Stars last year. Rinna and Turner's episode on The Rachael Ray show airs this Friday.Harry Loves Lisa debuts tonight, check your local listings.

Lisa Rinna photo by PR Photos.

Slate Wonders if Daytime Talk Shows Are Over

                                                                                                                               

Everyone, including yours truly, has chimed in on whether or not the soap genre, like BP's good reputaion, is a thing of the past. Now, Slate.com  has published an essay questioning if daytime talk shows are out like a jheri curl, since Tyra Banks decided to pull the plug on her own gab-fest.  
Part of the shift away from talk shows has to do with the rise of reality TV, which began to take over the televised confessional in the early aughts. These new shows offered revelations, drama, and an opportunity for the viewing audience to judge without a host shaping the proceedings. Plus, with reality shows you get to watch these individuals for several episodes. "People are hungry to see people grow and change over the years," says Dominick Pupa, who worked as a producer on the Jenny Jones, Ricki Lake, and Maury Povich shows, explaining the appeal of shows like the Real Housewives series.
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