Katie Couric Lands at ABC, Gets Daytime Show

... The long job search for Katie Couric has ended, as the former CBS Evening News anchor has signed a deal with ABC. In addition to contributing to ABC's news programs, she'll get what she really wanted: a syndicated daytime talk show that will cover subjects beyond the news. She's locked down the 3pm slot, the same time currently occupied by ABC's now-lone soap General Hospital. Couric's show will debut in September of 2012. As for what will happen to General Hospital, it either moves or it dies. [ABC via press release]

... MTV has announced the premiere date for Jersey Shore's fourth season, which is currently filming in Italy. Get ready to see Italy declare war on America on August 4 at 10pm. The network has also renewed the show for a fifth season, provided the cast is not given cement-block shoes by the Italian mob. I'd give that scenario a 50/50 chance. [Deadline Hollywood]

... 90210's Trevor Donovan is leaving the show next season. The actor, who plays gay stud Teddy, will return for guest appearances, though. [TV Line]

... Josh Duhamel, who is taking one for the team by dating Black Eyed Peas monster Fergie so no one else has to, is reprising his role on All My Children before the show goes off the air. Why? Because what else does he have to do? [EW]

... Kevin Smith is reportedly producing a new reality series for AMC that's set at his comic-book store in New Jersey. He's currently looking for comic fans to be part of the show, if you're into being locked in a room with one of the most annoying people in the world. [IGN]

... Finally, some good news! TLC has renewed Extreme Couponing for a second season. Hopefully my word processor's dictionary will now recognize "couponing" as a real word. What do you have against a financially responsible obsessive-compulsive disorder, stupid word processor? [TLC via press release]


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general hospital is all some shutins and disabled people can enjoy during the I SAY DO NOT TAKE GENERAL HOSPITAL OFF THE AIR LEAVE KATIE COURIC OFF NO ONE WANTS ANTHER TALK SHOW YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO THE VIEWRS NOT YOURHEAD ITS NOT IN THE RIGHT PLACE REPOST IF YOU AGREE

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we dont need another daytime talk show theres alreay=dy too many of those as it is cooking inerview doctor judge shows on tv in my and a lot of others do not want this show they need to leave general hoptistial show alone we need some of our favorite shows left alone LEAVE GENERAL ALONE IF YOU AGREE TO THIS REPOST
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btw...I record the soaps.
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I don't know about everyone else, but I am tired of talk shows...ie...THE VIEW....and judge shows...eeekkk ....daytime TV is a joke...I don't turn the TV on until its time for All my children...and only watch it until GH goes off.. I then stream what I want to watch on my computer...ie..Netflix, Hulu or w/e....Couric I will NOT be watching.
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Just once I'd like to read something from Tim Surette where he doesn't voice his opinions in every news item.
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Josh Duhamel is not only dating Fergie, he married her in 2009 according to IMDB. Some fact checking might be appropriate.
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Katie Couric has always been better suited to daytime than evenings. Although it doesn't help when you're taking the slot of a popular soap opera, thus supporting the perception that cheap talk shows are killing the soaps. It will probably get moved back to an earlier time currently occupied by another soap.
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Tim Surette = Kevin Smith's b*tch
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I completely agree. Kevin Smith > Tim Surette.
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As much as I like Katie Couric, she better not mess with my GH programming.
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Huh...
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Kevin Smith > Tim Surette
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F*** Katie Couric. She can't carry a daytime talk show, what a joke. ABC is ridiculous. GH would get more viewers than Katie Couric.
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