'Joy Behar': Say Anything' to Premiere on Current TV Tuesday, September 4

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July 31st, 2012

via press release:




Beverly Hills, CA, July 31, 2012 – Premiering Tuesday, September 4th at 6p ET, Emmy® award winning talk show host Joy Behar will make her return to cable on Current TV’s new hour-long series “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” The series will air nightly Monday through Thursday at 6pm and will repeat later the same evening.


“Joy Behar: Say Anything” will not only give Behar a forum to say what’s on her mind, but it will also encourage her guests to do the same. With her trademark sense of humor and wit, Behar will take on politics, religion, social issues and pop culture. “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” will be signature Joy – unscripted and uncensored.


"When Current TV offered me a show and said I could say anything I wanted to on it, it was a no-brainer,” said Behar. “Current is like the g-spot of television – it may be hard to find but once you find it, there’s nothing better. On the show, I hope to cut through all of the white noise from other news and analysis shows and encourage talk, and not talking points. There'll be no agenda other than to entertain, inform and make sure my hair always looks great.”


“Joy Behar: Say Anything!” will feature contributors and a rotating ensemble of journalists, authors, analysts, comedians, politicos and adversaries. Joy will also interview some of the biggest entertainers, legends and newsmakers for intimate, hilarious and compelling conversations not seen anywhere else on television.


The series will be executive produced by two time Emmy® Award winner Robin Hommel, who served as supervising producer of “The Joy Behar Show” on HLN. Prior to that role, Hommel was the co-executive producer of the Harpo/Sony “Nate Berkus Show” and was part of the team that launched “Rachael Ray,” “Martha,” and “The Jane Pauley Show.” Aside from her Emmy® wins, Hommel is also a recipient of multiple Prism Awards, a Genesis Award, a GLAAD nomination and is a member of the Producers Guild of America.


“I would not do this show without Robin Hommel,” said Behar. “She is a seasoned television producer with killer instincts and I’m delighted we have the opportunity with my new show to work together again.”


Behar is an award-winning talk show host, comedian, writer and actress. Since 1997, she has also been a co-host of the long-running “The View” and was host of “The Joy Behar Show” on HLN until late last year.


Behar got her start in show business in the early 1980s as a stand-up comedian. In 1987 she had a talk show on Lifetime Television called “Way Off Broadway.” From there she continued to work the comedy club circuit, was a regular on NBC's “Baby Boom,” and appeared in films including “Cookie,” “This is My Life” and “Manhattan Murder Mystery.”


In 1997 Behar became one of the original cast members of Barbara Walters's ABC television creation, “The View.” Beginning in 2007, she also occasionally filled in as a guest host on “Larry King Live.” On June 11, 2009, Behar announced that she would be hosting her own news and talk program on CNN's HLN beginning in the fall of 2009, titled “The Joy Behar Show.” She did not leave “The View,” but worked on both shows simultaneously. The final broadcast of the “The Joy Behar Show” was on December 15, 2011.


With the addition of “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” Current is now home to ten hours of live television every day. From its morning block through its primetime lineup, Current offers the best progressive news and analysis anywhere on television.


Viewers can become a fan of Joy Behar: Say Anything on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/JoyonCurrent). They can follow the show on Twitter @JoyonCurrent (https://twitter.com/joyoncurrent) and tweet using #SayAnything.


About Current Media:

Featuring “Joy Behar: Say Anything!,” “The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur,” “The War Room With Jennifer Granholm,” “Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer,” “The Gavin Newsom Show,” “Full Court Press: The Bill Press Show” and “Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show,” Current is dedicated to providing insightful news and analysis of important issues. “Vanguard,” the network’s Peabody Award-winning documentary series, shines a light where other networks won’t dare and boldly explores provocative subjects - opening minds, sparking conversations and forming deep connections with its viewers. The Peabody-and Emmy Award-winning television and online network was founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, and features the very best in news, analysis, and political commentary. To get Current TV at home or to find the channel on your cable system log on to www.current.com. Fans can also follow Current on Facebook and on Twitter at @Current for regular updates.

  • Matt

    Awful show name, and it’s essentially the same show as on HLN. Wonder if it’s just to keep Current on the air.

  • Dave

    An ugly face to go with an ugly “woman” to go with a ugly cable net, owned by an ugly man.

  • cc

    “Just what tv needs, another daytime chat show.”

  • Columbo

    Joy is a buffoon. She once asked if Black Friday was racist. That’s how stupid she is.

  • Bobby Socks

    ANother incredible “get” for Current TV. This one might actually break a hundred viewers

  • Brandon

    @Columbo – i think that was sarcasm.

  • Bill Clinton

    Why don’t they include Current’s viewership numbers with CNN and Fox News when they report ratings. Does anyone even watch that channel?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Bill C: we don’t include Current’s numbers because they are not in the daily report we receive. We do see some program information for Current but only in the weekly numbers and its just total viewers, no demos. Its most-watched program last week was something called “SWAT: MIAMI-DADE” which drew 74,000 viewers. the next most-watched telecast after that was last Monday’s Viewpoint w/Eliot Spitzer which averaged 70,000 viewers.

  • cc

    How many even get the Current channel? Is it on dish tv? My cable company doesn’t carry it.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @cc: haven’t seen cable coverage in a year, but a year ago it was in over 58 million homes.

  • sally

    i dont like joy

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