Meredith Vieira is ready for a new view!
The former co-host of The View and Today is set to make her return to daytime TV with her own talk show, NBC Universal announced on Tuesday. Vieira will serve as an executive producer on her own nationall syndicated talk show, aptly titled The Meredith Vieira Show, which is set to premiere in the fall of 2014.
"As a journalist on Today and 60 Minutes, I learned how to really listen to people and help give them a voice. On The View, I unleashed my own opinionated self and discovered the empowerment that comes with sometimes heated, but always respectful, discussion. And on Millionaire, I relished the joy of changing people's lives while having pure fun," Vieira said in a statement. "All of these experiences, along with being a wife and mom, have led me here because they all share one common denominator... this fundamental need we have to connect with and find inspiration in each other."
NBC broadcasting chairman Ted Harbert added, "All of us at NBCU are so excited about this new show with Meredith. She creates an instant connection with audiences with her smart, quick-witted and down-to-earth style. This entertaining and substantive show will be a great way to reach her loyal daytime fans as well as new ones who will discover why Meredith is one of America's most loved television personalities."
The Emmy Award-winning host's new show will be taped on a set that resembles her home and give viewers a mix of daytime fun and human interest stories, as well as have celebrity guests appear.
"Each day, I hope to accomplish what I call the three H's: Heat, Heart and Humor," Vieira said. "And speaking of the heart, I want to thank my husband, Richard, and kids, Ben, Gabe and Lily for strongly encouraging me to take this incredible opportunity… or else they really just want to get me out of the house."
(E! is part of the NBCUniversal family.)