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Katie Couric Signs Deal With ABC for Daytime Talk Show

Date June 06, 2011
Katie CouricKatie Couric has officially joined ABC with a syndicated talk show and a role at ABC News, the network confirmed today.

Couric's new show reunites her with her former NBC boss Jeff Zucker, who will produce the new series. The untitled show will debut in September 2012 and film in New York.

"I'm very happy to be returning to the network where I began...

Katie CouricKatie Couric has officially joined ABC with a syndicated talk show and a role at ABC News, the network confirmed today.

Couric's new show reunites her with her former NBC boss Jeff Zucker, who will produce the new series. The untitled show will debut in September 2012 and film in New York.

"I'm very happy to be returning to the network where I began my career as a desk assistant in 1979," Couric said in a statement. "It is tremendously exciting to have the creative freedom to develop my own show with Anne Sweeney, the Disney/ABC TV Group and Jeff, and to contribute to such a vibrant, innovative news division. I can't wait to be part of this incredibly talented, visionary team."

Couric anchored 'CBS Evening News' for five years after leaving NBC, where she had worked since 1989. While her new talk show doesn't debut until next fall, Couric will begin anchoring ABC News specials starting this summer. She'll contribute to ABC News across all platforms and programs.

Couric's new talk show will air on ABC's owned and operated stations at 3PM in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh/Durham and Fresno.

The new talk show will join 'The Chew' and 'The Revolution' as part of ABC daytime. In the announcement of Couric's new deal, ABC said it "continues to support 'General Hospital.'"

"Katie Couric is one of television's iconic figures and we are thrilled to have forged such an exciting partnership with her," Anne Sweeney, president of Disney/ABC Television Group and co-chair of Disney Media Networks, said in a statement. "We look forward to having Katie join the best News team in the business, and to working with her to create a dynamic and successful talk show franchise."

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