Daytime Mainstay to Host New Current TV Show

Jun 11, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A familiar TV personality who has been a mainstay of daytime talk will have a new daily show on Current TV, the cable network announced.

Joy Behar, one of the hosts of ABC’s "The View," returns to evenings with the new show, which has the working title “The Joy Behar Show.” The program is set for 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with rebroadcasts later in the evening.

Behar previously hosted a show by the same name — “The Joy Behar Show” ran for two years on HLN before wrapping late last year.

The new Current show is set to air regularly beginning in September. Behar will appear on the network in advance of the program’s debut with a one-week run during the week of June 18, while Eliot Spitzer’s show “Viewpoint” takes a break. Her show that week, being called “Joy Behar: One Week Only *Until the Fall,” will air Monday through Friday at 8 p.m. ET.

Said Current TV Chairman and former Vice President Al Gore: “Joy Behar is a beloved veteran television personality with her finger on the pulse of what viewers care about. Millions of Americans tune in daily to hear her take on the issues along with her inimitable style. We are honored that Current TV will be Joy’s new prime-time home.”

Current said the show will feature “a regular rotating ensemble of journalists, analysts and political satirists [and] will focus on political events, social issues and relevant topics that impact the American zeitgeist. Her ensemble cast, title and premiere date will be announced later this summer.”

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