Two years after leaving the “TODAY” show, Meredith Vieira is once again staking her claim on daytime TV.
"USA Today" reports that the former “The View” moderator has signed on to host her own daily syndicated talk show called “The Meredith Vieira Show.” The series is set to tape in New York City beginning fall 2014. For the new series, Vieira’s set will be designed to resemble her actual home.
“As a journalist on ‘TODAY’ and '60 Minutes,' I learned how to really listen to people and help give them a voice,” she said in a statement. “On ‘The View,’ I unleashed my own opinionated self and discovered the empowerment that comes with sometimes heated, but always respectful, discussion.”
Vieira went on to describe the joy of hosting “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire,” sharing that the sum of these experiences over her long and varied career will help her in her new TV venture.
“All of these experiences, along with being a wife and mom, have led me here because they all share one common denominator… this fundamental need we have to connect with and find inspiration in each other,” she added.
The landscape of daytime television has become increasingly crowded in recent years, which already features heavy hitters like Ellen DeGeneres, Wendy Williams and Katie Couric.
Joining Vieira in the near future are Bethenny Frankel, whose series “Bethenny” kicks off in September, and Kardashians matriarch Kris Jenner, who will get a six-week trial run this summer in limited markets with her daytime talker “Kris.”
Vieira’s new talk show, “The Meredith Vieira Show,” will premiere next September.