Katie Couric, Matt Lauer Explore Idea of Reteaming in New Show (Report)
Could Katie Couric be teaming up with Matt Lauer again?
The duo -- who hosted NBC's Today together before she exited for CBS Evening News -- have had discussions about joining forces for a new daytime talk show, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.
As The Hollywood Reporter previously reported, Couric's CBS News contract is set to expire in early June, and she is unlikely to stay in the anchor chair. Among the things she's considering is a syndicated daytime talk show in collaboration with Jeff Zucker, with whom she worked on Today.
Meanwhile, Lauer also may be following his current co-host, Meredith Vieira -- who is likely to exit Today when her contract expires in September -- in departing the top-rated morning news program when his contract expires in December 2012.
According to the WSJ, Zucker -- who also worked with Lauer on Today -- has been discussing the idea of reuniting the two, who hosted Today together from 1997, when Lauer joined the program, until Couric left in 2006.
However, it's far from being a done deal. For starters, it's not likely that NBC parent Comcast Corp. will let Lauer go so easily once his contract expires. In addition, the WSJ's sources said they weren't sure whether Couric's discussions with Lauer will progress beyond just that: discussions.