3:43pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Niecy Nash to Host Daytime Syndicated Talk Show (Exclusive)
Niecy Nash may be adding talk show host to her résumé.
CBS Television Distribution, the studio behind The Drew Barrymore Show, is nearing a daytime syndicated talk show set to be hosted by the Reno 911! and Claws actress.
Sources say a presentation will be filmed in the near future for the potential series, which is being produced as a co-production between CTD and Ben Winston and James Corden's Fulwell73. A showrunner has not yet been determined. Reps for CTD declined comment.
Should the show move forward, it would mark a return to hosting duties for the actress and comedian. Nash previously hosted — and earned a Daytime Emmy — for Style Network's Clean House (2003-10). More recently, she has guest hosted series including Today and Access Hollywood Live.
On the acting front, Nash has continued to remain in high demand with roles including Reno 911! (and its Quibi follow-up), Mrs. America, Claws, Scream Queens, Never Have I Ever, When They See Us, The Soul Man and Getting On. She is repped by WME, Artists First and Jackoway Austen.
CBS TV Distribution recently launched The Drew Barrymore daytime syndicated series. The unit of ViacomCBS is also behind syndicated hits Judge Judy, Dr. Phil, ET, Rachael Ray and The Doctors.
Should Nash's series move ahead, it would join a roster of syndicated daytime talk shows hosted by the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall and Wendy Williams.
Winston and Corden's Fullwell73 has a long relationship with CBS, where the latter hosts the network's Late Late Show.