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Marie Osmond: Talk Show Host

By January 30, 2008

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Marie Osmond, known to a lot of us for being “a little bit country” on Donny & Marie in the 1970s, and even more of us as the fainting but focused contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, is plotting her next iteration on television: talk show host.

Osmond is teaming with independent syndicator Program Partners to produce Marie, a talk show focused on women and women’s issues, due out Fall 2009.

This is actually Osmond’s second stint as talk show host. She was half of the Regis and Kelly-esque Donny and Marie, a talk show she co-hosted with her brother, Donny Osmond. That show ran for two years and was nominated twice for an Emmy.

Osmond described her new show as reflecting her personality – funny, sometimes serious, but never predictable.

Sounds interesting to me. I was a – and I’m not afraid to admit it – huge Donny & Marie fan, and have always appreciated the Osmond’s genuine charm. I think she’ll offer a niche that isn’t filled at the moment.

What do you think? Say so in the comments below.

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February 1, 2008 at 4:27 pm
(1) Kim says:

I was a huge fan of her brother Donny many years ago…and have kind of followed the family through the years.
I think she’ll be sucessful, if not too annoying. She’s quick witted – but sometimes a little mouthy and I think over a long period of time watching her on a talk show, that could get tiresome to her viewers.

February 12, 2008 at 2:51 pm
(2) Betty Casault says:

I have always enjoyed the energy Marie exerts with her performances. Wishing her further success with her endeavers.

*On a personal note, after her fall with Dancing with the Stars – I wonder if she has ever had a tilt table test done by a cardiologist. I am also a nurse, BScN, who has worked intensive care, coronary care, and emergency areas for over 30 years. The fall that I witnessed reminded me of positive results from this test. The heart races and there is an inappropriate neural response. The rate is not modulated and the heart eventually becomes overtired and slows down dramatically. With a slowing in rate, there is a corresonding drop in blood pressure and the person faints. When they are prone, the blood that has pooled in the legs, recirculates supporting the cirulatoty system and the heart rate and blood pressure improve. This condition applies to all ages, from teenage years on.
If the tilt testing is positive, it is easily managed with medication – a beta blocker.
If someone is able to check her pulse rate immediately with the fall, this could show an indication of this condition.

I am aware that this is not the forum to pass on this information but I hope this may be helpful for the future and prevent other embarassing moments for public and peraonsl life experiences.


May 9, 2008 at 6:02 am
(3) Marina says:

I have loved the osmonds since I was 12…and now I am old…..Ha!
I have been trying to look like, be like, dress like Marie since 12 years of age!!!! I am failing miserably!!
I love her and her WONDERFUL family.
As I live in Germany now I doubt I´ll get to see her talk show… A REAL PITY. I love her hunour, her sincerity and her way to look at the bad things in her life and laugh at it….or turn lemons into lemonade.
Go Marie….you are a wonderful example to us women folk…you have girl power.

June 14, 2008 at 4:00 am
(4) patty says:

can’t wait for the show to begin will it be here in california we love the Osmonds

August 22, 2013 at 10:21 pm
(5) Judy says:

I LOVED Marie’s show and am so very disappointed her show was cancelled

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