Magic talker taps Sheila E.

Sheila E. has signed on as band leader of Twentieth TV’s upcoming latenight talk-variety show hosted by Earvin ( Magic) Johnson.

Sheila E., who became famous touring and performing with Prince, has recorded three albums and has worked with artists such as Marvin Gaye, Baby Face, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle and others.

The latenight show in development at Twentieth and Fox Nitetime Prods. will be executive produced by Johnson, Lon Rosen, Geovanno Brewer and Jeff Fischgrund. It could debut in early 1998.

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