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Tamron Hall to Develop New Talk Show with Weinstein Television

Events, Human Interest Stories and Celebrity Interviews is the Focus

Tamron Hall, who was a casualty of The “Today” show in February pending the arrival of Megyn Kelly in the 9 a.m. ET hour this fall, is developing a daytime talk show with Weinstein Television. Hall will host and executive produce while Barry Wallach, a former president of domestic TV distribution for NBC, will consult. Weinstein and Hall will also collaborate to develop other non-scripted programming under the terms of their pact.

The proposed series, still untitled, is expected to focus on current events, human-interest stories and interviews with celebrities and newsmakers. The daily series is slated to be shot in front of a live studio audience. Weinstein said the program “will fill the current void in daytime for viewers looking for a blend of heart, humor and information,” which is a bold statement considering there are current 13 syndicated daytime talk shows currently airing.

“I’ve been working towards developing a talk show for a long time, but needed to make sure I did it the right way and with the right person to take the lead,”
said Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, in a prepared statement. “Tamron is far and away that person. She’s an exceptionally talented journalist whose interviews masterfully walk the line between entertainment and hard hitting. We couldn’t be more thrilled to begin this new venture with her.”

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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