*After years of acting and capturing the world’s attention on daytime television, Oprah Winfrey is ready to make her big Broadway debut. On her show last Friday, she told her guest, Chris Rock that it is in fact her dream to perform on the stage, as he shared his new gig in current Broadway play [...]
Sad news soap opera fans … ABC has just announced the cancellation of 2 of their long running daytime drama series.
Iconic Shows All My Children and One Life to Live Will Broadcast Their Final Episodes in September 2011 and January 2012, Respectively; Series Will Sunset in a Manner That Honors Viewers and the Shows’ Creative Legacies.
Guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want and the changing viewing patterns of the audience, ABC is evolving the face of daytime television with the launch of two new shows, The Chew which will premiere in September 2011, and The Revolution (working title), which will premiere in January 2012. These new shows expand ABC Daytime’s focus to include more programming that is informative and authentic and centers on transformation, food and lifestyle — cornerstones of programming that resonates with daytime viewers as evidenced by the success of The View.
As food has become the center of everyone’s life, The Chew will focus on food from EVERY angle — as a source of joy, health, family ritual, friendship, breaking news, dating, fitness, weight loss, travel adventures and life’s moments. Produced by Gordon Elliot, the Emmy Award-winning executive producer of Paula Deen’s Home Cooking and Down Home with the Neelys, this new one-hour series combines entertaining takeaway with memorable personalities to create a live show where viewers get the dish on anything and everything related to the world of food and beyond. Whether it’s new trends like food trucks and urban gardens or how pesticides in our food may affect our health, we can’t stop talking about it. The hosts who will guide the hour include Mario Batali (Restauranteur, Food Network’s Iron Chef America and author); entertaining expert Clinton Kelly (TLC’s What Not to Wear); Carla Hall (Bravo’s Top Chef); Michael Symon (Restauranteur and Food Network’s Iron Chef America), and nutrition expert Daphne Oz, who simplifies often confusing information about food.
*Chris Rock is one funny mutha-”shut yo mouth.” The past few months for him have been a blast as he’s made fun of the queen of daytime television, Oprah Winfrey and made an unexpected guest appearance on Kanye West’s latest album. But he’s not stopping there. He’s on his way to Broadway. He’s set to [...]