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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Ditching The View for Fox & Friends (NY Post / Page Six)
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is leaving The View and joining Fox News’ morning show Fox & Friends as a co-host, Page Six has exclusively confirmed. After much speculation, conservative co-host Hasselbeck is following Barbara Walters and Joy Behar out of the ABC daytime talk show. She will join Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade on the Fox couch in mid-September. TVNewser Gretchen Carlson will move to a later, one-hour show, made possible by last week’s news that Megyn Kelly would be moving to primetime. “I have been a long-time fan of Fox & Friends and am excited to be joining their team as it is an honor to call the Fox News Channel my new television home,” Hasselbeck said in a statement. TheWrap Walters said that the soon-to-be-former coworkers of Hasselbeck — who first gained notoriety on the reality competition show Survivor — “wish her everything good.” HuffPost Hasselbeck, who has been the house conservative on The View for years, will move to a program whose political views coincide perfectly with her own — and whose less-than-highbrow approach to the news dovetails with her daytime experience. Moreover, she is a tested name and will bring her own version of star power to the show, and to the wider network. THR / The Live Feed Jenny McCarthy is in serious talks to join The View as a regular panelist when the show begins its 17th season this fall, sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter. McCarthy, who last May finished a run fronting her own talk show on VH1, does not have a deal yet, but talks are ongoing.

It’s Official: Meredith Vieira Daytime Talk Show Moving Forward (TVNewser)
NBCUniversal will launch a new syndicated daytime talk show hosted by former Today co-anchor Meredith Vieira in the fall of 2014. The Meredith Vieira Show will originate from New York City, and will tape on a set designed to look like Vieira’s home, “complete with her actual furniture and family photos,” NBCU says. A pilot for the program was taped in May, and is said to have gone very well. Adweek Along with her hosting duties, Vieira also will serve as an executive producer. Vieira said that her new show will draw on the skills she’s amassed over the course of her 38-year media career, while serving “this fundamental need we have to connect with and find inspiration in each other.”
 NYT NBC’s syndication division did not say whether it had completed any deals with local television stations. But executives involved with the production of The Meredith Vieira Show expressed confidence that stations, including the 10 owned by NBC in big cities, would snap up the rights to the show in short order. Ad Age / Media News Several household names have tried their luck with talk shows recently but only proved the difficulty of the terrain. Anderson Cooper’s show was canceled after its second season, while shows from Ricki Lake, Marie Osmond and Jeff Probst didn’t make it out of their first seasons.

Maxim Magazine Said to Fetch Bids of About $20 Million (Bloomberg)
Maxim magazine, the bawdy men’s title that went up for sale in March, is seeing some bids of about $20 million, less than a 10th of the price its owners paid six years ago, according to people familiar with the situation. Maxim publisher Alpha Media Group Inc., controlled by creditor Cerberus Capital Management LP, is expected to lose between $3 million and $5 million this year, according to the people, who asked not to be named because the matter is confidential.