Valerie Bertinelli in Cleveland? Hot.
Valerie Bertinelli in the daytime talk arena? Apparently not.
‘Say It Now,’ a talk show pilot cohosted by Bertinelli and Aussie personality Rove McManus, will not move forward, sources tell the New York Post.
The program – one of several candidates to claim ‘As The World Turns’ time slot when the long-running soap signs off in September – apparently failed to wow CBS Television Distribution execs.
Among the new shows still in the running to “replace” ‘ATWT’ is a Mommy-centric ‘View’ rival cohosted by Sara Gilbert (‘Roseanne’), Julie Chen (‘Early Show’), Sharon Osbourne, Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete.
Also on the table: a cooking/game show hosted by Emeril Lagasse and an Andy Richter-hosted ‘Pyramid’ revival.