Marie Osmond Talk Show Shelved

Bad news for Marie Osmond fans. We hear the Mormon mom’s proposed talk show, Marie, won’t be hitting the airwaves — at least not this season.


On Friday, Program Partners announced that the midday chatfest won’t be going forward with its original Fall 2009 launch date due to the economy and recent downturns in the broadcasting industry.

“I want to express my deep appreciation for the faithful support and dedication shown by the numerous stations,” Marie said from backstage at the Flamingo in Las Vegas. “It was my sincere desire to return their enthusiastic responses by producing an exceptional talk show for their fall schedules; produced with the high quality that is associated with the Marie Osmond brand for over four decades. This project, under proper conditions, still remains a strong passion of mine.”

Maybe she doesn’t want to compete with Wendy Williams? After all, the “Queen of All Media” is now being toted the “Queen of Daytime.”

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