Remember when Katie Couric left the Today Show to take over the Nightly News desk as America’s first primetime female news anchor and everyone was like, “This is ridiculous! What’s next, a female version of The Hangover written by Kirsten Wiig?!” Well, our great social experiment has ended, and I am not sure whether or not we won or lost, but I am sure that Katie Couric is getting a new daytime talk show. From the AP:

NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Couric has worked morning TV, the evening news and will now enter the world of daytime talk in the post-Oprah Winfrey era.

ABC announced Monday a multiyear-deal with Couric to produce the talk show, set to bow in September 2012. She will work for ABC News in the interim.

YOU GET A SHOW! AND YOU GET A SHOW! AND YOU GET A SHOW! That was my Oprah impression, did you get it? R.I.P. Oprah. You are in heaven now, trying to convince the angels about the nature of your relationship with Gayle. Anyway, Katie Couric’s new show! Just what America needs, another daytime talk show! Ellen and Rachael Ray and the ladies of The View and Martha Stewart and Wendy Williams have all signed a joint statement that just says: “FINALLY!” But what should the show be called? I was thinking it should be called Katie Couric Presents Her Legs* but that might be too UPSCALE.

*JK JK JK. But also, before you get too upset about Katie Couric not being taken seriously, let’s remember that she is the one leaving the Nightly News to do a daytime talkshow, and that before she hosted the Nightly News she built her career on doing pre-morning segments on the best way to wash barbecue sauce stains out of your baby’s capri pants, SO.
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  1. Currently Current with Katie Couric

  2. The Katie Keurig show, where Katie discusses the issues of the day while drinking coffee made from pods

  3. Close Enough with Katie Couric

  4. It should be called “All My Children” and instead of a daytime talk show, it should be motherfucking “All My Children.” Suck 1000 bags of dicks for that, ABC.

  5. The Courrictions: As Seen on One of TIME Magazine’s Best Blogs of 2011

  6. The Newspapers I Read

  7. Alas poor Couric, I knew her Horatio.

  8. The Today Show

  9. Katie Explains About 3/5 of It All.

  10. Gotcha Time with That Chipper One

    I’m thinking most daytime TV watchers are stay at home moms, who are more likely to be conservative

  11. Katie and Sympathy

  12. Based off that photo (I don’t know anything about Katie Couric, you guys):


  13. Katie-pie’s Cutsie Doopsie Cat Videos and Other Crap

  14. It’s Just Not The Same Without Lauer

  15. Short Skirt, New Racket.

  16. Cheap Programming For Kids On Sick Days with Katie Couric

  17. The Connie Chung Trajectory

  18. I have a HILARIOUS joke that involves Couric Camera-on (Kirk Cameron), but i’m not going to post it given the performance review fall-out on one liners in the comments

  19. I have a great idea involving futuristic nanotechnology and implants in the skin directly beaming Katie’s new show into your brain…it’ll be known as having a Couric in Your Neck.

  20. I don’t have anything really witty to say here, except I was a big fan of Katie back in college, and The Today Show was actually genuinely really good back then (or so my sleep deprived, hungover college self swears). Also, she has great interviewing skills, which is actually really kind of neat? Because interviewing is not easy? And I don’t know why it’s ok to just assume that nightly news anchors deserve more respect than daytime talk show hosts anyway. Who made up that rule? It’s the year 2011…who even watches the nightly broadcast news anyway? Aren’t they all watching Hannity and Pals??

  21. One Week Run.

  22. You guys,

    I work for Nickelodeon and I cannot tell you how hilariously delighted I was to log in to Videogum this morning and see our “iParty with Victorious” banner ad at the top of my favorite website. Because if there’s one thing kids like, it’s niche pop-culture blogs I mean BoYzZ! I guess our marketing department has been taking Teen Korner very seriously.

    On a related note, between the MTV Movie Awards, Teen Korner and the Middle School yearbook story, today has been all about making fun of children which I love because it makes me feel better about myself. Oh what’s that Jimmy? I OWN A CAR.

  23. Is this too easy:

  24. Is this too easy to just call it Oprah?

  25. Cool double posting.

  26. ‘news failure talking a lot’

  27. Irrelevance. Tagline: where a tiny segment of mostly elderly people gets its news.

  28. “Eating Crow With Katie Couric”
    (Tagline:) “…But she knows what the Internet is now.”

  29. i don’t know about the title, but i do know she will have at least 3 episodes in the first season where a crew films her getting a medical procedure done.

  30. “Gotcha with Katie Couric”

    Sarah Palin is such a huge asshole.

  31. Smokin’ Down with Katie Chronic

  32. Kouric’s Komedy Klassics

  33. “Talking Between Some Commercials”

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