“The Fran Drescher Show” will get a three-week tryout on Fox’s WNYW New York, KTTV Los Angeles, WTXF Philadelphia, KSAZ Phoenix, KMSP Minneapolis and WOFL Orlando.
Debmar-Mercury, which produces “The Wendy Williams Show” for Fox stations, is behind the tryout, which launches on Friday, Nov. 26 — the day after Thanksgiving.
Fox TV Stations has gravitated toward this incubator model, having tested shows from Craig Kilborn and Mike Huckabee, among others, for brief runs on some of its stations.
“Fran is the perfect person to bring a new ‘voice,’ if you will, to daytime,” said Frank Cicha, Fox TV Stations senior VP of programming. “The female audience knows her, likes her, and we expect the show to bring energy and freshness to these time periods.”
“The Fran Drescher Show” will air live from Los Angeles.
In success, Debmar-Mercury hopes to launch the show in full national syndication for the 2011-12 season.
“I’m thrilled to be able to bring The Fran Drescher Tawk Show to daytime TV, which fits me hand in glove,” Drescher said.
Yes, she spelled it “Tawk” in the press release.
“It will cover all of my passions, everything from pedicures to politics,” she added. “America will have a chance to see the real Fran Drescher, beyond ‘The Nanny.’ I’m the girl next door, a self-made woman who has been to hell and back a few times. I look forward to sharing my life lessons, having fun, learning Frantastic things with women in daytime…”
YES, SHE JUST USED THE TERM “FRANTASTIC” IN THE PRESS RELEASE.
But does she still sound like this: