We already told you Irvington resident Meredith Vieira will launch a syndicated talk show in the fall (and we can’t wait!), but you might not know what to expect from a daytime chatfest starring the former Today Show host. Will The Meredith Vieira Show be the typical celebrity-focused talk show we’re used to watching?
“It’s not,” Meredith said in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Not that we’re not going to use celebrities — we would welcome them, obviously — but I don’t want to be the third show in the day to get Tom Hanks talking about Saving Mr. Banks. … It’s about coming up with ways to use celebrities that are not formulaic and allow them to do something that’s out of the box for them, or there’s a cause that they care a lot about — to come on and play a game for charity.”
So, it seems The Meredith Vieira Show will try to deviate from the usual talk show format. But there’s still going to be a band, right?
“There definitely will be a band, because that’s long been one of my fantasies,” she said. “Whenever I had a bad day, I wanted to go home and open the door and have a band playing. I thought that would be cool. If I can’t have it at my real house, I may as well do it here.”
Speaking of Meredith’s real house in Irvington, the show will be taped on a New York City set that resembles her home, complete with her actual furniture and family photos.
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