The ABC Owned TV Stations Group and Tamron Hall finalized a “development holding agreement” early last month where the company would work with Hall to develop a daytime talk show for the syndication marketplace. At the time, it was not known if ABC would pick up the program for its own stations, or if it would take it outside.
Well, it appears that ABC is keeping the show in the family.
Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International announced today that it has cleared the new syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Hall on the ABC Owned Television Stations Group for fall 2019.
“I’m thrilled to partner with the ABC Owned Television Stations Group to bring our show–which will aim to showcase real joy and laughter, as well as inspiration in the face of adversity–to audiences across the country,” Hall said in a statement. “Having grown up professionally as a local news reporter and anchor, I know that it’s vital to tell stories that reflect local communities. I couldn’t be more humbled to return to daytime television backed by such a phenomenal team at an iconic company. The best daytime TV is the kind where you listen before you talk, and with my partners at Disney|ABC, that’s what we’ll deliver next fall!”
“We’re excited to bring Tamron Hall to our ABC Owned Stations next fall and are confident she’ll be a unique and welcome voice in daytime,” Wendy McMahon, president, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, added in a statement. “Tamron is refreshingly authentic and approachable. She genuinely cares about people, their struggles and their triumphs. We know she’ll connect with our audiences in a personal and positive way.”
Hall has been host of Deadline Crime on Investigation Discovery, but this will be her first major gig since her controversial departure from NBC News after her contract expired in February 2017. Hall was a versatile talent at NBC, well respected for her work as co-host of Today’s 9 a.m. hour, anchor of MSNBC’s 11 a.m. hour (MSNBC Live With Tamron Hall), host of Dateline Extra on MSNBC and occasional fill-in for Lester Holt as anchor for NBC Nightly News.
Hall tweeted out the news to her fans:
I’m thrilled to announce my partnership with the ABC Owned Television Stations to launch my new @Disney and @ABCEntertainment talk show next fall! Here’s a sneak peek of what we’re cooking up for you all! pic.twitter.com/lOPJAJIWKS
— Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) September 24, 2018