The new TV talker “Trisha” has been sold to the Sinclair Station Group by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. The show is hosted by Trisha Goddard, who has already been successful as a news anchor in Australia and, more recently, a talk show host in the UK.
“Over the past several seasons of appearing as a guest host and conflict-resolution expert on ‘Maury,’ Trisha has proven, time and again, that her brand of talk resonates with viewers. Trisha is the next hit from our experienced production team who are the leaders of syndicated drama-based talk shows and who have made ‘Maury’ the #1 talk show with Adults 18-49,” predicted Barry Wallach, President, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.
The deal will put Trisha on Sinclair stations in 27 major markets such as Tampa, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Columbus and San Antonio. The one-hour daily show will begin airing on the Sinclair stations in Fall 2012.
As an internationally recognized Conflict Resolution expert, the show pitch says Trisha will help every day people and their families navigate the tough issues they are struggling to overcome. Her show will cover topics important to women everywhere with a unique approach–straight talk with a no-excuses mentality. On each episode, Trisha uses honesty and common sense to teach people how to move forward and push through life’s obstacles.
Trisha Goddard, who was born in England, is best known for being the ‘Queen of Chat’ in the UK as host of her long-running hit talk show, “Trisha Goddard.” Previously, she lived and worked in Australia as a TV reporter/presenter and she became the first black anchorwoman on Australian TV. While in Australia, Goddard worked as a government advisor on mental health and continues her work as a mental health activist.
The new talk show will be produced at the Stamford Media Center by the experienced production team behind several long-running and successful talk shows including “The Jerry Springer Show,” “The Steve Wilkos Show” and “Maury.”
Here’s a video sample from YouTube of her UK show.