Will Emeril Lagasse BAM His Way Into ATWT's Timeslot?

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Another day, another proposed project in development to possibly replace exiting CBS sudser As The World Turns. Deadline.com is reporting CBS has ordered a pilot for a cooking show hosted by slightly-enthusiastic cuisine king Emeril Lagasse, from FremantleMedia. The cooking show is in competition with a planned remake of the game show Pyramid, and a The View clone, that has Roseanne's Sarah Gilbert and Julie Chen attached, according to the website. 

Has CBS missed all of the reports in recent years about how terrible Rachael Ray's food and chatfest is doing in the ratings? What makes them think Lagasse would do any better in the daypart? Sigh, wouldn't it be nice if an economical, syndicated soap opera, oh, I don't know, like the upcoming Trifecta/Sahara media sudser Hacienda Heights, would at least be in the running for the timeslot? I guess that would be too much like right. It's hard out there for a soap fan.


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