NEW SEASON CHANGES FOR ESTABLISHED DAYTIME SHOWS
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Tomorrow is the day. The new season for most syndicated daytime shows is starting. There will be changes for many of your favorite shows. Here's what you can expect:
The Maury Show - The veteran talker (along with the other NBC Universal talk shows) has moved from New York City to Stamford, CT. The reason: there are big tax breaks in the Constitution State. Look for the same tabloid topics this season. Changes include a spruced up set and graphics.
Jerry Springer - Yes, this show is still on the air. It's also moving to Stamford, CT after taping in Chicago for almost 20 years. Quite a change for the staff. Based on promos, the audience area of the set looks a bit different this season. Same trashy topics.
Steve Wilkos - You guessed it, Steve Wilkos is now also in Connecticut. Season three launches with a brand new set. Looks pretty nice based on the promos.
Oprah Winfrey - Oprah had a soft launch for her new season last Thursday. She had a big block party featuring music acts like the Black Eyed Peas. Season 24 of her show begins with a much-hyped interview with Whitney Houston. During the two-day sit-down, the embattled singer opens up about her drug use. On Wednesday, Oprah will play re-air blockbuster 1980's interview with Michael Jackson. She had to get permission from his mother to do so. On Thursday, Dr. Phil will return to the show for the first time since he started his own talk show. What a week.
Dr. Phil - The show is "taking it to the streets" for its seventh season. The premiere will be live from New York City, along with Tuesday's show. The show will be live in Philly the rest of the week.
Jeopardy! - The new season starts tomorrow with a brand new set. Can't wait. The last one looked like it was meant for a European edition of the show.
Tyra - New season began last Tuesday. She revealed her real hair to her all-female audience. Season five also features a new set, graphics and theme. The show has also moved from syndication to the CW. Repeats are on at 3PM, with new shows at 4PM.
Family Feud - New season started last Tuesday. Ratings for the classic game show are on the decline. So, to keep it fresh, families will now compete for more money and the chance to win a car. The show has also revived its "bullseye" round.
Deal or No Deal - New season started last Tuesday. The show moved from California to Connecticut for season two. That must be a joy for the staff. Howie Mandel is still the host of this game show that you can now only catch in daytime. NBC canned the nighttime version.
Judge Mathis, Judge Alex, The People's Court - No major changes for any of these daytime veterans. Same sets. Yawn. Same graphics. People's Court does have a new open that's a through back to the Judge Wapner days.
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