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.”