Host: Anderson Cooper
Format: Traditional one-hour daytime "current events" talk show format.
Broadcast information: Syndicated.
Tapes: Will likely tape in New York City (Cooper owns more than one home in New York).
Premiere Date: September 2011
CNN's Anderson Cooper has secured syndication deals on more than 40 stations for his Fall 2011 daytime talk show Anderson. The show promises to be a throw-back to shows like Donahue, hosted by retired talker Phil Donahue, but mixing up the emotion that Oprah delivers so well. Don't expect the hard news Cooper delivers on CNN. Anderson's focus is on water cooler chat - with, apparently, some undercover investigation and hidden-camera experiments tossed in.