‘The Meredith Vieira Show’ Sets Live Format For Season 2

Sophomore daytime talker will also feature rotating guest panelists including Lance Bass

Meredith Vieira
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Meredith Vieira’s daily talk show “The Meredith Vieira Show” is  switching to a live format for its sophomore run.

Beginning Sept. 8 the hour-long program, broadcast from New York’s Rockefeller Center, will also feature guest panelists for its “What’s Hot Now!” segment lead by former ‘N Sync singer Lance Bass.

The inaugural panel also includes style expert and founder of TheLVGuide.com Lilliana Vazquez, “Funny Girls” actress Yamaneika Saunders and “Parental Guidance” co-host Megan Colarossi.

“Meredith is an incredible broadcaster who is meant to be on live television. She’s so excited to welcome such a funny, smart and opinionated group of people to the show. Having them with her every day will really allow us to dig in on the issues our viewers care about most,” said Rich Sirop, Executive Producer.

“I’m excited to be returning live for our second season — uncut and unfiltered, anything can happen,” Vieira added.

The syndicated talker is produced and distributed in the U.S. by NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution. Vieira serves as EP with Sirop and Michael Glantz.