Joy Behar lands her own talk show on Current TV
Joy Behar, a co-host on ABC's daytime talk show "The View," has landed her own talk show on Current TV, the network announced on June 11.
"Joy Behar is a beloved veteran television personality with her finger on the pulse of what viewers care about," Current TV chairman and former Vice President Al Gore said in a statement. "Millions of Americans tune in daily to hear her take on the issues along with her inimitable style. We are honored that Current TV will be Joy's new primetime home."
Behar, whose nightly program on the cable channel HLN ended in December, will host a prime-time talk show from Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m. ET. The series will feature a "rotating ensemble of journalists, analysts and political satirists" and will focus on political events, social issues and trending topics. The show has a working title of "The Joy Behar Show" and is slated to premiere in September.
According to the Associated Press, the 69-year-old Emmy-winning TV host and comedienne will remain on the ABC daytime talk show "The View," where she has been a co-host since its debut 15 years ago.
Current TV was founded in 2005 by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Democratic politician and businessman Joel Hyatt. The network has debuted several new talk shows in the prime time and morning slots over the past year.
In March, it was announced that Keith Olbermann's "Countdown" would be replaced by former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer's new series, "Viewpoint."
Behar will appear as a guest anchor in the "Viewpoint" timeslot next week, while Spitzer is on vacation. Her temporary show will be called, "Joy Behar: One Week Only *Until the Fall."
In November 2011, Behar married her boyfriend of 29-years, Steve Janowitz. Behar, who was born Josephina Victoria Occhiuto, was previously married to Joe Behar. The couple married in January 1965 and divorced in 1981. They had one daughter, Eve, who was born in 1970.