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Niecy Nash Slated to Host Daytime Syndicated Talk Show

Things are looking up for Niecy Nash‘s career. CBS Television Distribution reportedly is finalizing a daytime syndicated talk show set to be hosted by the actress. CBS Television Distribution is the studio behind shows like “Entertainment Tonight” and “Judge Judy.”

A presentation will be filmed in the near future for the potential series, which is being produced as a co-production between CTD and Ben Winston and James Corden’s Fulwell73, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A showrunner has not yet been appointed to the project. 

Should the series move forward, the show would join a roster of syndicated daytime talk shows hosted by television heavy hitters including, Ellen DeGeneres, Wendy Williams, Tamron Hall and Kelly Clarkson. The move would also mark Nash’s return to hosting duties. In the past, the “Scream Queens” actress hosted and earned a Daytime Emmy for Style Networks’ home makeover and interior design show, “Clean House: The Messiest Home in the Country,” which aired from 2003 to 2011. 

Nash left the series in December 2010, but the series continued with “The Cosby Show” alum Tempestt Bledsoe. However, the show was believed to be canceled in 2013 because of low ratings following Nash’s departure. More recently, the actress has served as a guest host for other series, including “The View,” “The Talk” and “Access Hollywood Live.” The 50 year old currently appears on TNT’s “Claws,” which saw a pause to its production as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The drama series is slated to debut June 6, 2021, for its fourth and final season.

News of Nash’s talk show comes as the comedian continues to lounge in the bliss of her recent nuptials to singer-songwriter Jessica Betts. The pair tied the knot in August 2020.  The “Reno 911” star had previously been married to her second husband, Jay Tucker, but the two called it quits in October 2019 after eight years of marriage, with the divorce becoming final in early 2020. 

Nash’s matrimony to Betts came as a surprise to many of her supporters. The actress recently told People, “I was not suppressing my sexuality my whole life.” She continued, “I love who I love. At one point in my life, I married twice, and I love those people. And today, I love this person. I’ve done everything I wanted to do on my own terms and my own way. So my choice now in a partner has nothing to do with who I’ve always been. It’s a matter of who I am in this moment.”

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