Seemingly in answer to ABC's The View
, CBS is currently crafting an all-female talk show
to replace As The World Turns.
The series is the brain-child of Sara Gilbert (Roseanne
), and will star Julie Chen (Big Brother
), Holly Robinson Peete (Celebrity Apprentice
, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
), Sharon Osbourne (America's Got Talent
), Leah Remini (King of Queens
) and Marissa
Jaret Winokur (Hairspray
) as her co-hosts on the series that will "examine topical events
and contemporary issues through the eyes of mothers," according tothe CBS press release confirming the pick-up.
I say "seemingly," but in truth, the series sounds exactly like a younger (aka no Barbara Walters or Joy Behar), Hasselbeck-less version of The View
, just with a more direct mommy-slant. Beyond the expected guest interviews with entertainers and newsmakers," the intrepid celeb-moms will also shoot "live remotes
from the field," and broadcast "personal home footage," presumably of their adventures in mommy-dom.
What's exciting about the series is the combination of funny (Gilbert), loud-mouthed (Osbourne, Remini) and theatrical (Winokur) personalities they've got signed on. Plenty of potty-training talk is sure to go on--but plenty of potty-mouthed tirades will ensue, too. We hope.
Sounds like Gilbert and CBS have got the formula all figured out, but one essential element is yet missing from the pitch: What to call this daily morning mom-fest?
How about ...Mothertalkers
Mo' Mommies, Mo' Problems
A Better View
Wow. I am bad
The best idea I was able to come up with was "The Mom-ent
," which is still admittedly terrible. I hope you--and CBS--can come up with better.Have your own ideas what this show should be called--and will you watch? Shout out your mom-inspired titles in the comments!
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