Who wants to be a millionaire talk show host? Meredith Vieira does…again!
When we last reported on her potential day time talk show, it was far from a certainty, but now we can confirm as of today that NBC and Vieira will be collaborating in the fall of 2014! We're setting our DVRs right now!
The Meredith Vieira Show (how DO they pick these names? LOL) will film in New York City on a set that actually resembles Meredith's home, with her actual furniture and family photos. Oooh we're lovin' the intimacy!
The show will be multi-segmented and center around everyday people, and of course, have celebrity guests. On her experience hosting, Meredith had this to say in a statement:
"As a journalist on Today and 60 Minutes, I learned how to really listen to people and help give them a voice. On The View, I unleashed my own opinionated self and discovered the empowerment that comes with sometimes heated, but always respectful, discussion. And on Millionaire, I relished the joy of changing people's lives while having pure fun. All of these experiences, along with being a wife and mom, have led me here because they all share one common denominator … this fundamental need we have to connect with and find inspiration in each other."
We're happy that Mer is getting her own show again! We've missed her on The Today Show, and since her leaving it in 2011, a lot of others have as well (they've also missed watching The Today Show since then too!).
Best of luck, Meredith! Carpe day time!
[Image via Dan Jackman/WENN.]
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