Skip to comments.Katie Couric On the Verge of $20 Million ABC Deal (and Kills General Hospital)
Posted on 05/06/2011 5:17:38 AM PDT by tlb
Katie Couric and ABC television are on the verge of signing a $20 million deal, which would give Katie her own talk show, as well as significant involvement in ABC News -- and the big casualty could be "General Hospital."
ABC would also give Katie a 1-hour, 5-day-a-week syndicated talk show, that would begin in September, 2012. Our sources say ... one option ABC is considering is giving its affiliates back the hour where "General Hospital" airs to make room for Katie. In other words, ABC would axe the third longest-running soap in history and the last one standing on ABC.
We're told ... when the dust settles and ABC's daytime schedule gets rearranged, Katie would probably land in the 3 PM time slot.
BTW ... we're told Matt Lauer will NOT be part of Katie's show.
As for the moola, our sources say the entire package for Katie and her partner, Jeff Zucker is a $20 million GUARANTEE for the syndicated show -- and that's just for the the first year.
(Excerpt) Read more at tmz.com ...
Don’t confuse other no talent hacks giving this no talent hack gobs of money....
It was fairly predictable that she’d kill CBS evening news, and they paid her 16 mil a year to do it.....
Had they given...say..Brit Hume that money..they might have better ratings than the average cable show.
Replace General Hospital for this vapid, ignorant c*** ? Get a rope.
Katie is the old Lefty demographic.
Does Disney have this much self hate to pay this tired lfty loser more money after she killed of CBS evening news?
Do the stockholders ever get to stop madness ?
Does the Disney family have any control anymore ?
ABC just shot itself, expensively, in the foot. If this fails Couric is done.
The writers for General Hospital have a better grasp of reality than Katie....
What is it with liberals that make them invest in failure again and again?
It’s ‘failure’ is a foregone conclusion, and Ms. Couric has been ‘done’ for many years now. (Pun intended)
Blithering members of the establishment get to fail as many times as they want to. She’s a total leftist idiot dedicated to socialism, elitism, and political correctness religion. That qualifies her for any job she wants.
Translation: new Hard Left talking-points show to get the democrat, MoveOn, Soros, mOslim, hate-America propaganda out to the soccer moms. Filling the OHprah void.
What evidence does ABC have that Katie can draw and hold an audience?
Somebody has lost their friggin mind.
I fail to see the appeal of that woman.
Katie simply killed off General Hospital before ObamaCare had the chance.
They had better give her a one month contract to ascertain how many viewers they will lose/month.
What a waste of money! Utter FAIL in-the-making.
OMG~! Doesn’t ABC have stockholders? what would they think about this?
Come to think of it, what do stockholders think of their libtard news money pits?
Don’t they have some kind of fiduciary responsibility to the stockholders to NOT LOSE MONEY?
Katie is to the Big 3, what Obama is the the US economy—a complete wreck!
Perfect, right between Maury and Steve Wiklos. Another Whose The Daddy DNA test show.
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