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Yakker vet Potter will run ‘Rhea’

Vet to exec produce Gotham-based show

An exec with deep roots in the TV talkshow biz will take the helm of “The Caroline Rhea Show,” the upcoming syndie talk-variety show that producer-distrib Warner Bros. is pitching as the continuation of its “Rosie O’Donnell” franchise.

Bridget Potter, who started her career on “The Mike Douglas Show” and went on to work on a variety of TV series, telefilms and miniseries, will exec produce the Gotham-based show.

She spent three years at NBC Entertainment as senior VP of entertainment programs for the East Coast. She also developed “Lateline,” supervised NBC Entertainment’s involvement in CNBC and NBC Europe and served as acting senior VP of primetime programming at CNBC.

Prior to her work at the Peacock, she developed “From the Earth to the Moon,” as exec producer, and “Oz,” as supervising producer, for HBO after spending 13 years at the network as senior VP of original programming.

“The Caroline Rhea Show” is produced by Travail D’Amour Prods. in association with Telepictures Prods. It’s distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.