TVLine Items: Meredith Vieira to Talk Again, All My Children Villain to General Hospital and More!

Meredith Vieira Talk ShowMeredith Vieira‘s talk-show roots are showing.

The former View and Today co-host has teamed with NBCUniversal to launch a nationally syndicated talker in fall 2014.

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“All of us at NBCU are so excited about this new show with Meredith,” NBC broadcasting chairman Ted Harbert said Tuesday of The Meredith Vieira Show. “She creates an instant connection with audiences with her smart, quick-witted and down-to-earth style. This entertaining and substantive show will be a great way to reach her loyal daytime fans as well as new ones who will discover why Meredith is one of America’s most loved television personalities.”

Vieira is slated to executive-produce the project, as well.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Suds fave William deVry is joining General Hospital, per ABC Soaps In Depth. The All My Children/Bold and the Beautiful alum hits Port Charles July 30 as Derek Wells, the boss of the soon-to-be-exiting Connie.

• Elementary is adding another Sir Author Conan Doyle character to its London-set Season 2 premiere. British actor Sean Pertwee will guest star in the episode as Scotland Yard inspector Lestrade, the actor announced recently via Twitter.

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• TLC’s What Not to Wear will launch its final season Aug. 9 at 10/9c, leading up to a road trip-centric series finale on Oct. 18.

• Beauty and the Beast guest star Ted Whittall, who plays FBI agent Reynolds/Cat’s real dad, will officially recur in Season 2.

• Key & Peele stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will co-host the 29th annual TCA Awards, taking place Saturday, Aug. 3 in Los Angeles.

• Omar Dorsey (Django Unchained, Rizzoli & Isles) has joined the final season of HBO’s Eastbound & Down. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the actor has booked a multi-ep arc as an obnoxious NFL player-turned-talk-show host. Eastbound‘s swan-song run begins Sept. 29.

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7 Comments
  1. TV Gord says:

    I’ll definitely watch Meredith! I’ve been a fan of hers since West 57th and missed her since she left The View. She’s one of the more reasonable voices on daytime TV, and I’m glad to know her family life is stabilized enough to delve back into the choppy waters of trying to make a daytime talk show work.

  2. Trenton says:

    I am still hoping that Moriarty isn’t his love… Really cool twist to show, but it’s not like she couldn’t have been forced. My perfect world David tenant would b cast as the real Dr. (See what I did there)

    • liz says:

      I absolutely LOVED that Irene was Moriarity – it was a genius fabulous twist; can’t wait for them to revisit the storyline. I hope they don’t decide she really wasn’t, would undermine the show.

  3. Syvyn11 says:

    So where does this leave “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire”?

  4. Linderella says:

    Glad to see Meredith back. This is a talk show I will actually watch!

  5. Sheila says:

    Connie is leaving GH? Whoo-hoo! Hate that character!

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