Katie Couric’s new 2012 daytime talker finally has a name. It will simply be called “Katie.” Promotional art for the show hit the web earlier today.
Back in June, Disney/ABC Television Group inked a deal with the former CBS news anchor that allows Couric to anchor specials, contribute interviews and participate in special events coverage across ABC News.
Speculation about the fate of “General Hospital” since Couric’s deal, (“Katie” is said to inherit the last standing ABC soap’s timeslot when she debuts) was announced, hasn’t put much of a damper on ABC’s attempts to get viewers familiar with the host. Couric co-hosted “The View” earlier this month.
Exactly how much Couric will be used is still being decided. On Couric’s style for both the show, Disney/ABC TV Group president Anne Sweeney told The Hollywood Reporter.
“It will be serious at times, obviously informative and fun. Really, a mixture of things we hope people will be interested in. It’s not going to be a news show, but we’ll be talking about the news and issues that I think people care about, whether it’s bullying or the effect technology has on our kids.”
Couric has had a resume of high profile news assignments, having hosted NBC’s Today Show and The CBS Evening News before rejoining ABC, where she began her news career as a desk assistant.