Meredith 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.
“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.
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