TV Bites: A Daytime Talk Show For Tori Spelling
· Good news for Tori Spelling fans: ABC is developing an hour-long daytime talk show for the reality star and an undetermined male co-host. While in the early stages of development, ABC is certain about one thing: they want a Will & Grace vibe between Spelling and her undetermined co-host. Another talk show for ABC means the network will have to wrestle a morning time slot from its affiliates, which is sometimes a tricky process, or else kill off one of its soaps. If neither of those options work out, ABC could sell the talk show to a cable network. [LAT]
The Duchess of York catches reality-fever, TV Land Retires at 35, and more TV Bites after the jump.
· Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, is angling for a reality show which would allow the NBC special correspondent to help middle Americans with tasks like "fix[ing] the school in Boise or get[ting] another restaurant in Allentown." Any buyers? [Reuters]
· TV Land has gone ahead and ordered 10 episodes of Retired at 35, the network's second original sitcom ever. Johnathan McClain will star as a successful young businessman who decides to leave NYC and move into the Florida retirement home of his parents, played by George Segal and Jessica Walter. [THR]
· Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar have signed a two-year deal with Sony Pictures TV to develop series for the studio. [THR]
· At the end of May, Scripps Networks Interactive will launch the Cooking Channel, a network being described as a younger version of the Food Network. [The Wrap]