Ferguson, Duchess of daytime


Universal Television Enterprises has signed Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of Windsor, to a development deal for a one-hour syndicated talk/variety show,
Fergie, planned for the 2003-2004 season.

The show will be taped in New York and executive-produced by Amy Rosenblum,
who helms Universal's Maury talker and will continue in that post.

Ferguson is no stranger to television, having been a commercial spokesman for
Weight Watchers International Inc., a correspondent for NBC's Today and host of a British talk

Universal is hoping she can capture even a fraction of the estimated 300
million viewers who watched her marry Prince Andrew in 1986.