If TV is anything, it’s a copycat game, and Eye execs would love to get as much as half the attention the ABC daytime yakker receives – especially when politics enters the femme fray.
But, if the TCA panel is an indication, it’s tough to say how many topics that aren’t mom-centric will be part of the discussion. Much of the chatter centered around what’s good and bad for kids.
Sara Gilbert, who created the show and went to CBS with the idea, said, “I was a new mom when I thought of it. I went to a mom group and said people need support. What if there was a show where women talked through that perspective?”
Another new mom among the six co-hosts is Julie Chen -- wife of CBS topper Leslie Moonves – who called “The Talk,” “her calling.”
Comic relief from the troupe will most likely come from Sharon Osbourne, who cracked up the chilled scribes – temps in the BevHilton ballroom were downright polar during the morning sessions -- when she said Ozzy wasn’t even aware she was doing this show. Oh, and his bathroom habits are disgusting.
Chen is still trying determine how she’ll balance her busy schedule. She hosts reality stalwart “Big Brother” and has been a fixture on the “CBS Early Show” for years. And now with a baby and new talkshow, something’s got to give.
“We going to figure that out,” Chen said about finding the time to do everything. “I can’t be a daily morning host. That’s even too much for the Chenbot. I have to see how much it takes out of my day. Maybe I’ll do some taped pieces.”