Heaton on track for Buena Vista yakker

'Raymond' star would produce and co-host series

Patricia Heaton is negotiating with Buena Vista TV to produce and co-host a daily hourlong series to fill the slot between hit “Live With Regis and Kelly” and “The View.”

Buena Vista has had trouble filling the 10 a.m. hammock between its biggest syndie hit, “Regis and Kelly,” and “The View.” Neither “The Tony Danza Show” nor “The Wayne Brady Show” did the trick.

Reps for Buena Vista were unavailable for comment on the Heaton project.

Heaton, one of the stars of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” also is starring in and exec producing an untitled sitcom pilot for Buena Vista siblings ABC and Touchstone TV.

If the syndie show lands a Buena Vista deal, Heaton would co-produce it with her husband, David Hunt of Four Boys Films. Three other women, still uncast, would share the couch with Heaton. The four would focus their discussion more on family and household issues than on news-of-the-day topics.

The conservative Heaton often refuses to march in step with Hollywood’s left wing, expressing views not always popular with most celebs and execs. She’s the author of the 2002 memoir “Motherhood and Hollywood: How to Get a Job Like Mine.”

If both the sitcom and the syndie show get picked up, CAA-repped Heaton is prepared to do the two shows, similar to Kelly Ripa, who appears in the ABC sitcom “Hope and Faith” as well as “Regis & Kelly” every weekday.

Nikki Joel and Danielle Sterling also will serve as producers if the syndicated Heaton hour goes to series.

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