Bill Geddie, the co-creator of “The View,” is set to executive produce Tamron Hall’s new syndicated daytime talk show.
Geddie is the former producing partner of Barbara Walters, having executive produced, wrote and directed her “10 Most Fascinating People” (and other) specials. Geddie, who was a producer on “GMA” early on in his career, ended up executive producing “The View” for 17 years.
“From our first conversation, it was clear that Bill Geddie is everything I imagine in an executive producer,” Hall said on Tuesday. “Bill’s experience and success in television make him a legend in the business. His respect for the daytime audience and his ability to bring together a strong team behind the scenes is unmatched. Bill knows, top to bottom, what it takes to bring viewers a daily show well worth their time – one that’s informative, authentic, fun and compelling. I am thrilled to have this friend and leader at my side as we begin our next chapter!”
“When you’ve spent your career in daytime television, you know the real thing when you see it,” added Geddie. “Tamron is smart, funny and relatable with a compelling life story — she has a voice that ought to be heard and is exactly what daytime needs right now. This is the most exciting thing I’ve done since launching ‘The View,’ and I can’t wait to partner with Tamron and shake up daytime again.”
Hall’s new show will be distributed in national syndication by Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International, and has been sold in more than 70 percent of the country to date for fall 2019.
Geddie has four Emmys to his name, one of which was the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. Yeah, he’s done a lot.