Jenny McCarthy's self-titled talk show has found a home at VH1.
The Jenny McCarthy
Show will feature the comedienne/actress taking on pop culture, news,
fashion, TV, movies and the Web and feature guest panelists and celebrity
interviews. The series is set for a summer or fall 2012 premiere.
McCarthy previously had a deal with Oprah Winfrey's Harpo
Productions for a talk show on OWN and was in development with NBC on a talker
pilot, but neither project moved forward. The VH1 deal brings her back to the
Viacom family of networks where she hosted the dating show Singled
Out on MTV in the mid-1990s.
"Jenny is a great comedic talent with a sharp wit and
magnetic personality, and we couldn't be happier to welcome her to the VH1
family," said Jeff Olde, executive VP of original programming and production,
VH1. "Our viewers connect with smart, funny, and outspoken women and Jenny
certainly represents all of those elements wrapped up in a style that makes people
Michael Davies, EP of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, will executive-produce the show for his
Embassy Row shingle along with McCarthy.