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.
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