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One day I will run a trashy tabloid. Until then, this will have to suffice.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Let's talk, honey...

MEGAN MULLALLY SIGNS EXCLUSIVE DEAL WITH NBC UNIVERSAL TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION TO HOST NATIONALLY SYNDICATED TALK SHOW “Will & Grace” Star Coming to Local Stations In Fall 2006 UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- May 31, 2005 -- NBC Universal Television Distribution has signed Emmy Award-winning “Will & Grace” star Megan Mullally to an exclusive deal to host a nationally syndicated talk show, it was announced today by Jeff Zucker, President NBC Universal Television Group, Frederick Huntsberry, Executive Vice President, NBC Universal Television Distribution and Barry Wallach, President, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. Mullally’s daily, one-hour show will be sold to local TV stations for a fall 2006 debut and originate from Los Angeles, Ca. "Megan is a fantastic performer. A great actor and a great communicator, as all of her fans know,” says Zucker. "Those skills will make her a great new addition to the daytime playing field. And I could not be more excited to have Megan still on the team." "Megan was destined to have her own daily show," says Frederick Huntsberry, Executive Vice President, NBC Universal Television Distribution. "Some of her most memorable and funny moments have recently come from her guest appearances on talk shows and hosting shows like 'Saturday Night Live' and ' The Late Show with David Letterman.' This new platform will allow her to showcase her myriad talents on a daily basis." “We are thrilled that Megan is going to bring her unique sensibility to daytime television,” says Wallach. “She is one of the most talented people in television-funny, entertaining and truly engaging. We believe Megan will be a major part of the syndication landscape for years to come.” “I’m hosting a what?” said Mullally. “Oh, okay. Well, if I am, I want it to be different and I want the viewers to play an active role and actually get something out of watching it. I think it will be fun. Jeff Zucker is going to play drums in the band.” [More at the futon critic]


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