Marie Osmond to return to TV with one-hour talk show on Hallmark Channel
Marie Osmond will be making her return to television soon.
The signer will host a one-hour talk show called "Marie!" during weekday afternoons on the Hallmark Channel, the network announced in a statement on March 14. The show will replace the "Martha Stewart Show," which was recently canceled by the network.
Production on the series has already begun but a specific premiere date has not been announced.
According to a statement from the network, "'Marie!' is an inspirational journey to help people make a difference in their own lives. The segments will feature celebrity and non-celebrity guests who drop by for everything from revelatory discussion, lifestyle tips and trends, socially important issues, and breakthroughs that empower families."
"Marie's potential guests include everyone from the publicly famous to everyday people with out-of-the-ordinary experiences, to the star's famous family, her closest girlfriends, and the nation's leading experts in diverse fields designed to revolutionize lives," the statement continued.
Osmond rose to fame hosting a variety show with her brother Donny Osmond called "Donny & Marie" for three seasons from 1976 to 1979. The two teamed up on television again in 1998 for a daytime talk show also called "Donny & Marie," which lasted for two seasons.
Osmond also appeared as a judge in the 2006 competition show "Celebrity Duets" and later competed on "Dancing With The Stars" during season 5 in 2007. She was partnered with Jonathan Roberts and finished in third place.
The singer has had a successful solo music career, an acting career and her own line of dolls. Marie and Donny Osmond currently star a 90-minute variety show at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, and are signed on to the show through October 2012.
Osmond remarried her first husband, former basketball player Stephen Craig, in May 2011, more than 25 years after their divorce and on what would have been her late son Michael's 20th birthday.
Last year the Osmond siblings released the record "Donny & Marie," which marks the duo's first studio album together in 30 years. It is the follow-up record to their 1978 albums, "Winning Combination" and "Goin' Coconuts."