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Outrageous Moments from ’80s and ’90s Daytime Talk Shows

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In the ’80s, soap operas ruled the airways. But a shift occurred late in the decade — when everyone started noticing that talk shows hosted by Phil Donahue and Geraldo Rivera were becoming more and more deliciously controversial (anything to drag eyeballs away from the marital affairs and amnesia plotlines of soaps). With sensational story topics like midget-tossing, paternity suits, neo-Nazi nonsense, brawling transvestites, and grisly murders, several talk shows followed their lead. Enter “Trash TV,” which featured the likes of Jenny Jones, Ricki Lake, Maury Povich, and Jerry Springer.

Each series tried to be more outlandish than the next; but we believe Maury, with his baby-daddy DNA test reveals (and morbidly obese children, natch), wins the battle. From a dude marrying his horse on The Jerry Springer Show to Geraldo getting his nose busted on-air, check out the most amazing moments from ’90s talk shows.

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Outrageous Moments from ’80s and ’90s Daytime Talk Shows

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In the ’80s, soap operas ruled the airways. But a shift occurred late in the decade — when everyone started noticing that talk shows hosted by Phil Donahue and Geraldo Rivera were becoming more and more deliciously controversial (anything to drag eyeballs away from the marital affairs and amnesia plotlines of soaps). With sensational story topics like midget-tossing, paternity suits, neo-Nazi nonsense, brawling transvestites, and grisly murders, several talk shows followed their lead. Enter “Trash TV,” which featured the likes of Jenny Jones, Ricki Lake, Maury Povich, and Jerry Springer.

Each series tried to be more outlandish than the next; but we believe Maury, with his baby-daddy DNA test reveals (and morbidly obese children, natch), wins the battle. From a dude marrying his horse on The Jerry Springer Show to Geraldo getting his nose busted on-air, check out the most amazing moments from ’90s talk shows.

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Elaine Bauer Brooks Named Evp Development At CBS Television Distribution

Elaine Bauer Brooks has joined CBS TV Distribution as Evp Development, the syndication division’s top development executive under Hilary Estey McLoughlin, President of Creative Affairs for Ctd. Brooks replaces former Evp Development Maureen FitzPatrick who recently transitioned to a new role as executive producer of Ctd’s high-profile new syndicated court show Hot Bench, created by Judge Judy Sheindlin, which is set to debut in the fall. “Elaine has truly versatile experience from being a hands-on producer to having the perfect combination of unscripted, scripted and digital expertise,” McLoughlin said. Brooks joins Ctd from The Style Network, where she most recently served as executive producer on the network’s Fashion Week programming as well as the limited series Style Pop. Prior to that, she served as Svp Development at Style, where she worked on series such as Kimora: Life In The Fab Lane, Ruby and Style Her Famous. Brooks
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Maureen FitzPatrick Tapped As Executive Producer Of New Court Show ‘Hot Bench’

The syndicated daytime series created by Judge Judy Sheindlin has found its second exec producer. Maureen FitzPatrick will transition from her current gig as Evp Programming and Development at CBS Television Distribution to Hot Bench, the syndicated court show set to debut in the fall. She joins Randy Douthit in the Ep role, having worked on other Cbstd productions including Judge Judy, Entertainment Tonight and The Arsenio Hall Show. Hot Bench, which is cleared in 75% of the country, features a panel of three judges (Judge Patricia Dimango and attorneys Tanya Acker and Larry Bakman) hearing court cases, arguing the merits of the case among themselves and rendering a verdict. (The term “hot bench” is used to describe a court where the judge or judges frequently interrupt lawyers’ presentations with questions, often leading to lively exchanges.) FitzPatrick’s other daytime TV exec producer credits include Living it Up! With Ali & Jack,
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Afternoon Delight: Ilene Chaiken's "Black Box," Cate Blanchett stars with Sally Hawkins in "Blue Jasmine"

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Good afternoon, happy Friday and happy Pride Los Angeles!

Happy birthday to Sarah Parish, Kim Rhodes, Anna Kournikova and Jenny Jones!

Ilene Chaiken returns to television with The Black Box. ABC has ordered 13 episodes of the drama that centers on a neuroscientist named Elizabeth Black. Chaiken will serve as showrunner and one of the executive producers. X-Men director Bryan Singer will also executive produce the series, which is set to premiere in January 2014.

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Nurse Jackie has been renewed by Showtime for a sixth season.

Olivia Munn graces the cover of July’s Flare magazine.
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Patricia Ciano Joins ‘The Test’ As Executive Producer

CBS Television Distribution announced today that veteran daytime producer Patricia Ciano has been named executive producer of the syndicated daytime strip The Test, which will debut in the fall. The conflict-resolution talk show from Jay McGraw’s Stage 29 Productions is sold in more than 90% of the country, including 49 of the top 50 markets. Ciano joins McGraw and Carla Pennington as Ep. Ciano most recently launched and executive produced syndicated talker The Jeremy Kyle Show. Her other producing credits include This Morning With Mike And Juliet, Life & Style, The Ricki Lake Show and The Jenny Jones Show. Ciano won a Daytime Emmy in 2011 as co-executive producer of the court show Judge Pirro. She also was a supervising producer for Judge Hatchett and Judge Lopez from 2006-07. The Test will launch with Tribune Broadcasting’s 17 stations as the anchor group in major markets. Tribune is also a partner in production of the show.
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E! digs up the female chat show queens, Sally, Ricki, Jenny, Carnie, Leeza

E! celebrates the great female talkers of the 80s and 90s! These women hosted their own daytime TV talk shows for a span of two decades and helped make the genre incredibly popular, but where are they now? Beginning Monday, November 7th, E! News launches a week-long series that tracks down some of the biggest female names in daytime talk from the 80s and 90s to find out what they are up to now. The series features Sally Jesse Raphael, Leeza Gibbons, Ricki Lake, Carnie Wilson and Jenny Jones. Tune in nightly for all the interviews and juicy details. Sally Jesse Raphael: Sally was a ratings explosion! The series was on air for 19 years, and while viewers
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Oprah's Daytime Domination: 13 Talk Shows That Died During Her 25-Year Reign

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Oprah's Daytime Domination: 13 Talk Shows That Died During Her 25-Year Reign
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Oprah Winfrey has managed to stay on the air for a nearly unrivaled 25 years while keeping her show current and fresh. How? That's a mystery we mere mortals may never understand.

But there were several stars who attempted to duplicate the big O's success over the years, all starting with the naming standard no future host would dare to change: 'The [Insert Name of Host] Show.'

Though many managed to last more than a decade each (persistence paid off for Montel Williams, Ricki Lake, Geraldo Rivera and Jenny Jones), no other talk show host has made it to the quarter century mark.

To show you just how big a feat Oprah has accomplished, here's a list of 13 daytime talk shows that came and went during Oprah's tenure, a feature which could also be called Talk Shows that Oprah Killed.

 

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Oprah Reunites Talk Show Hosts, Past and Present

If you love talk shows, then you'll remember when Phil Donahue, Sally Jesse Raphael, Ricky Lake and Montel Williams once ruled the daytime airwaves. The reigning queen of daytime talk, Oprah Winfrey, will be toasting talk show hosts from the past and present on her show today. Take a look at what Oprah and her guests will dishing on, and tell us your favorite talk show of all time. Here's what you had to say: Stacy commented via Facebook: "I loved 'Phil Donahue' for years until 'Oprah.'" Bella wrote via Facebook: "I'll be watching this today. What happened to Jenny Jones?"
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