Fran Drescher Getting Talk Show
Six Fox stations to run three-week preview starting in November
By Paige Albiniak -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/11/2010 10:45:36 AM
Fran Drescher will try her hand at talk, starting with a three-week preview that will air on six Fox-owned television stations starting this November.
"I'm thrilled to be able to bring The Fran Drescher Tawk Show to daytime TV, which fits me hand in glove," said Drescher in a statement. "It will cover all of my passions, everything from pedicures to politics. America will have a chance to see the real Fran Drescher, beyond The Nanny. I'm the girl next door, a self-made woman who has been to hell and back a few times."
Fox's NYNW New York, KTTV Los Angeles, WTXF Philadelphia, KSAZ Phoenix, KMSP Minneapolis and WOFL Orlando all will strip the time in daytime throughout the test, which begins Friday, Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving. Fox Television Stations will co-produce the show with syndicator Debmar-Mercury.
"Fran is the perfect person to bring a new 'voice,' if you will, to daytime," said Frank Cicha, Fox TV Stations' senior vice president of programming. "The female audience knows her, likes her, and we expect the show to bring energy and freshness to these time periods."
"Fran is a natural, multi-faceted talent with an extraordinary life story who is perfect for daytime talk," said Debmar co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein. "We are thrilled to partner with Fox to create this launch pad for Fran into the talk show arena, in the hope of gaining a full national syndication rollout in the 2011-12 season."
Drescher first came to fame in the 1990s sitcom The Nanny, which aired for six years and then successfully made the jump to syndication. Drescher is both a rape and cancer survivor, which she wrote about in her book "Cancer Schmancer" in 2002.
Scott Sternberg and Peter Marc Jacobson will executive produce The Fran Drescher Show, along with Drescher. Lonnie Burstein, Debmar's executive vice president of programming and production, developed and will oversee the project for Debmar.
Debmar-Mercury also syndicates such shows as The Wendy Williams Show, Family Feud, E! True Hollywood Story, House of Payne and Meet the Browns.
Dear Fran, when I was a flight attendant with a major world carrier for 27 years I would try to bid for Wednesday off so I could watch your show. I would tell the Captain I didn't care if he had to ditch the plane in the Charles River but I had to be home by 8:00. I wrote a screenplay about my life with my airlines and tried it out doing standup comedy, it got a lot of laughs. Now I see Pan Am beat me to the punch. I wanted you to be one of my characters. I think you are the best and I wish you luck with the Talk Show.
Stephanie Siragusa - 9/16/2011 2:39:56 PM EDT
FRAN I LOVE YOUR NANNY SHOWS. I AM SO GLAD WE WILL GET TO SEE YOU ON THE NEW TALK SHOW HERE IN HOUSTON TX. YOU ARE SO SWEET AND SMART. YOU ARE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PERSON INSIDE AND OUT. MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
CAROLYN VICKNAIR - 1/3/2011 10:17:07 PM EST
No "Tawk" show in Dallas, Texas. And KDFW is, unfortunately, not one of the Fox O&Os who gets this show.
Trevorton - 12/21/2010 5:51:01 PM EST
Where is The Nannny Season 4 DVD???????
I will watch this new show but devoted fans deserve season 4 in time for Christmas!!
If it is not going to be mass produced is there an outlet to purchase the rest of the series?
Ronnie Bean - 10/27/2010 3:02:58 PM EDT
Hello, Ms. Fran Drescher, I love every nanny episode you have made. You are very funny I love people with a Great sense of humor.Especially all that you have been through. You are real and you never let anyone change you. Bless you,Looking forward to your talk show that will surely be a blast. Thank You, Hope
Hope Lloyde - 10/21/2010 8:50:52 AM EDT
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