Katie Couric's Talk Show Gets A Logo, September Release Date
Katie Couric has been hyping up her new show for months. Ever since All My Children and One Life To Live were officially canceled by ABC, Couric was expected to earn a syndicated talk show to capably fill up a little of that space. Way back in June, ABC officially confirmed Couric was giving the opportunity a shot.
Although the show was given Generally Hospital’s slot at 3 p.m. (G.H. is expected to be bumped back an hour or two), audiences have really not gotten the opportunity to learn about what Couric's new show, Katie, will be like or when we can expect to see it air. That has all changed thanks to a tidbit from Katie executive producer Jeff Zucker, who announced today the series will begin its run on September 10. According to Deadline, Katie has also hired The Oprah Winfrey Show’s Joe Terry and Rachael Ray’s Kathy Samuels to help run daily production.
Zucker also released the logo, and while it is a bit sparkly and schnazzy, it looks a little dated next to the stark text daytime programs like Anderson and The Ellen DeGeneres Show favor.
As of November, Katie had already been picked up in 80% of markets and was selling some extremely pricey ad spaces. However, it is still nice to get a release date just so we know things are coming along ahead of schedule. Having Couric return to what she does best should be a boon for daytime TV watchers everywhere, although I would bet Ellen DeGeneres is a little less excited about the prospect.
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