10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Mel Robbins to Host Syndicated Daytime Talk Show
Mel Robbins, the best-selling author behind 5 Second Rule, is getting her own syndicated daytime talk show.
Producers Sony Pictures Television announced Tuesday that it is teaming with Tribune Broadcasting on the untitled syndicated show. The series has been sold in more than 31 percent of the country and will debut on Tribune-owned stations in the fall of 2019.
Mindy Borman, a Daytime Emmy winner for her work on The Dr. Oz Show, will serve as executive producer on the daytime talk show, which is described as a classic talk format with a modern reinvention.
"Mel has a proven track record of connecting and resonating with an audience and we believe she will be a good fit for our stations’ daytime lineup,” said Sean Compton, president of strategic programming and acquisitions at Tribune Media.
Robbins is the CEO and co-founder of The Confidence Project, a media and digital learning company that works with Fortune 500 brands. She is the creator and star of Audible series Kick Ass With Mel Robbins, a life and business advice talk show. She started her career as a criminal defense attorney in New York.
Robbins becomes the latest to enter the syndicated daytime talk show market. Kelly Clarkson will launch her own series next fall when she replaces Steve Harvey's Steve on NBC Owned TV Station Groups in 30 percent of the country.