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Is American TV Ready for Trisha Goddard’s Talk Show?

Is American TV Ready for Trisha Goddard's Talk Show?

How this slipped past us, I have no idea. But along with all the new syndicated talk shows premiering this fall, from folks like Katie Couric, Jeff Probst, Ricke Lake (WHAT AGAIN?), Marie Osmond and, of course, the ladies’ favorite Steve Harvey (which is already getting a major PR push from NBC Universal who is producing his show), there’s another one set to make its premiere this September.

And that is, The Trisha Goddard talk show, which, like Harvey’s show, is also produced by NBC Universal; and according to reports, as far back as this past winter, was already sold in 80% of all markets in the U.S. 

Funny though, I haven’t heard a thing about this show until now. Have you? Hmmmm… I would think that NBCU producing two talk shows with black hosts, would make some kind of news.

And who is Trisha Goddard?

She’s from the U.K., but started her professional career in the late 80’s in Australia as a news anchor, making her the first black person to ever to hold that job on Aussie TV. But she moved on from there, and hosted her very own popular talk show in the U.K., which ran on ITV until 2009.

During the run of the show, she was struck with a personal crisis, when she diagnosed with breast cancer, and while dealing with the disease, her show was cancelled by ITV, claiming that it was getting too expensive to produce.

However she’s now cancer-free and ready to start up her U.S. TV career, which she says has been a long time dream of hers.

Judging from the promo clip below, she’s part Oprah, Dr. Phil, Tyra Banks, Nancy Grace, and Maury Povich.

In fact, a whole lot of Maury, since she also was known for using “infamous tools like lie detectors and DNA tests on her show. In fact she has even subbed as a guest host for Maury on his show.

Haven’t seen any of those shows, but I’ll bet hearing “You ARE the baby daddy!” sounds a WHOLE lot less ratchet in a British accent.

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I have to agree with preceding comments. Low brow humor and lifestyle will irritatingly rise to the surface. And ratchet is as ratchet does whether it is in the USA or the UK. From what I've seen this women is just another Springer wannabe and the masses appear to thrive on the baby mama drama and misery of others. So as far as I am concerned, I will not be watching, especially with a parade of young, lost black mothers who do not know for certain the paternity. I pray that Oprah comes back to raise the bar b/c what was left in her departure was the most low class litany of programs which validate black people as a permanent underclass. We need black women who are going to show young women how to live spiritually clean and intelligent she and Jeremy Kyle can go trotting back across the pond b/c what they're bringing is just not cricket.

Miles Ellison

Trash with an English accent is still trash.


S&A already did a post about her show but I haven't seen any commercials or promos for it. She's very trashy. I definitely will not be watching.


Trust me – you are the baby daddy sounds ratchet in any language… Trisha's show over here in the UK was a strange mix of Dr Phil in intention (she is very big on the value of the therapeutic process but her guests were of the MauryRicky class of people who wanted their fifteen minutes of infamy more than any meaningful dialogue with their SO.

Glad to see Trisha Goddard getting a shot state-side, Wishing her every success .

Mekisha Hale

I've haven't read any where that this show was also part of new shows appearing on NBC Universal. By watching the clip of this show of Trisha Goddard show looks like it would be something to watch,the topics that were discussed in short on this show sounds like something that I would be interested in watching. Hopefully there is a due date for the this show on network.


Interesting, I think her show will do well depending on network and time slot.

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