'Crazy Talk' Gets National Launch in Syndication for Fall 2015
The daily half-hour from NBCUniversal will feature a comedic look at clips from TV shows.
Crazy Talk, a comic look at TV clips, is being launched in September by NBCUniversal into national syndication, it was announced on Tuesday.
The show "is a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud comedic show which raises an eyebrow on the most outlandish and sometimes bizarre moments across the rapidly growing reality television landscape. Our hosts will infuse a comical spin on these moments to create fantastic fodder for a daily show," said Ed Swindler, president, NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution and NBC Broadcast Operations.
The daily half-hour will be hosted by Tanisha Thomas (Bad Girls Club, Girlfriend Intervention) and Ben Aaron (New York Live).
Thomas, a native of Brooklyn, was first on TV in The Bad Girls Club on Oxygen. She became a favorite of viewers, and hosted reunion specials and a dating competition show. She has also recently appeared on Lifetime's makeover show, Girlfriend Intervention.
Aaron is known in New York City as a regular contributor on WNBC's New York Live. He is also known for his dance walking fitness viral video. He also has been a radio reporter.
The new show, which is expected to be a companion to the conflict talk shows produced by NBCU, is already sold to air in 80 percent of U.S. TV homes. Among the station groups that will carry it are Fox, Sinclair, Hearst, Cox, Meredith, Raycom, Media General and CW Plus.
There have been rumors that NBCU was developing Crazy Talk for months, but it was never confirmed. NBCU waited until it had clearances nationwide to make an announcement.
Crazy Talk will tape in front of a live audience at the Stamford Media Center in Connecticut, where other shows are produced, including The Jerry Springer Show, Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show.
The executive producer is Paul Faulhaber.