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‘Donny & Marie’ Redux

December 9, 2007 9:00 PM

Though she didn’t win on "Dancing With the Stars," Marie Osmond may have won over development executives in the syndication industry. Multiple sources around town say that Marie and brother Donny, the one-time prime-time variety show stars who also which made a syndicated talk-show run in the late ’90s, are being quietly courted by at least one distributor. That could mean another run at a talk show that could air as early as fall 2008—exactly 10 years after their last go-round. Ms. Osmond—who earlier this year went through a divorce, saw her son enter rehab, suffered the death of her father and passed out on air while participating on ABC’s hit "Stars"—secured enough fan support during the dance competition to finish in third place. The last version of "Donny and Marie" was distributed by Sony for two seasons and saw its rating grow from a 1.1 debut to a 1.9 before the syndicator pulled the plug.
—Chris Pursell


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