CBS is launching panel talk show “The Talk,” the first new network daytime talk show in a while, with some high-powered guests.
During their premiere week, “Talk” hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur will welcome model Christie Brinkley on Monday, Jennifer Lopez on Tuesday, Melissa Rycroft and former South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford on Wednesday, actress Chandra Wilson on Thursday and Jamie Lee Curtis, Rick Fox and professional dancer Cheryl Burke on Friday.
ABC’s “The View” is a natural comparison that people cite, though spokespeople for both shows don’t like the analogy. “We’re not really competing against them for ratings or guests,” a CBS official said.
“View” also has booked big names next week. Monday’s show features an appearance from Levi Johnston, and hosts Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck will reveal their mammogram results.
Appearances by Stephen Colbert, Arianna Huffington and guest co-host Maria Shriver are in the lineup for Tuesday, followed Wednesday by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Rod Stewart and guest co-host Patricia Heaton.
Elton John, Leon Russell and T Bone Burnett perform Thursday, while a couple voted off ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” also will appear. Tyler Perry will be among the Friday guests.
“View” is based in New York and airs at 11 a.m., while “Talk” will be based in Los Angeles and air live at 2 p.m. Eastern/1 p.m. Central, with the West Coast getting a 1 p.m. replay.