Ed McMahon on Rachel Ray’s bus


Seldom seen since his March 2007 injury, Ed McMahon will be guest staring as emcee on today’s season debut of “Rachael Ray.” The daily talk show will be mobile for the event, with Ray and McMahon broadcasting from a double-decker bus in NYC.

“Rachael Ray” is kicking off its third year in syndication, winning an Emmy Award last season for Outstanding Talk Show.

Season three of Rachael Ray will focus on value and giving back. Rachael says she considers her viewers her family and is committed to showing them ways to have a great life during tough economic times. Whether it’s ways to stretch a dollar at the grocery store, how to entertain friends on the cheap, bargain back to school clothes or recipes you can stretch out for the whole week, the host says she is bringing budget back.

The show today introduces the new Kenmore-Elite sponsored "Rach to the Rescue," where a Rachael Ray outfitted Fleetwood RV will travel to cities across the country with eight television cooks and “come to the rescue of viewers in need of culinary expertise.”

“Rachael Ray” is distributed and produced by CBS Television Distribution in association with Harpo Productions, Scripps Networks and Watch Entertainment. Janet Annino is executive producer. CBS Television Distribution is a unit of CBS Corp.