With news of former Today co-host and MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall landing a deal with Weinstein Television for a daytime talk show, the obvious question becomes: will Hall or Megyn Kelly — whose mega deal with NBC was a catalyst for Hall’s departure — be the next Queen of Daytime?
It isn’t easy to launch a successful daytime talk show, keep it on the air and even dream of Oprah or Ellen-esque success. Many big names have tried, including: Katie Couric, Jane Pauley, Meredith Vieira, Anderson Cooper, Jeff Probst, and Bethenny Frankel, often to disastrous ratings results.
Kelly’s much touted primetime show, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, has already suffered in the ratings. Now that the name of her daytime talk show has been announced, Megyn Kelly Today, we only have to wait until its premiere on September 25 to find out how it performs.
Meanwhile, Deadline reports Hall’s untitled talk show “will be shot in front of a live audience, will feature a blend of current events, human-interest stories and in-depth celebrity and newsmaker interviews.”