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Barbara Walters Wants a View For Men, Starring Alec Mapa

Not content with targeting a daytime gab fest at only ladies and gay men, The View‘s Barbara Walters and co-creator Bill Geddie are planning a male-oriented talk show. Yes, an hour-long program aimed at demographic of which one-quarter carry stuffed animals while traveling.

The new show would feature at least two male co-hosts, and at the top of their wish lists are Bryant Gumbel and Ugly Betty‘s Alec Mapa, who KILLED IT on The View last month. (It sort of did feel like an audition, didn’t it?)

So we’d have CBS’s The Talk starring lesbian mommy Sara Gilbert, and the new guy-targeted talk show featuring married foster daddy Mapa. Hope the Parents Television Council has room on its TiVo.

(But don’t get too excited: E.D. Hill, the former Fox News host who made “terrorist fist jab” a household phrase, is also under consideration.)

By:          Ryan Tedder
On:           Aug 25, 2010
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    • Shade

      Hilarious – good luck to him!

      Aug 25, 2010 at 11:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark

      Barbara’s too late. Alec is already on a daily talk show that will start airing in mid September. http://www.es.tv/category/shows/the-gossip-queens/

      Aug 25, 2010 at 11:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James Davis

      Alec Mapa would be great, but Ugh Bryant Gumbel is just boring.

      Aug 25, 2010 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rex

      they already tried this once… it was called “The Other Half” with Dick, Danny, mario and Dr. Jan

      Aug 25, 2010 at 2:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lauren

      Hummm ….. Barbara Walters and the conservative Bill Geddie want a male talk show with Alec Mapa?? (who I love by the way) This gets me thinking. Hummm …. ratings & all …. Is there a pattern here? Let’s use the GAYS for ratings again.

      To Babs and Bill: Just make sure you treat the gays with as much respect as you treat the straights. Just sayin.

      Aug 25, 2010 at 4:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Swedish Fish

      Because what the world needs is another television show with men talking about issues.

      Aug 25, 2010 at 7:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dame Helga von Ornstein

      @Rex: Wasn’t that the show that got so desperate for viewers they started dressing Mario up in drag at least two times per week just to get people to watch?

      Lord I hope she comes to her senses and leaves well enough alone. The cackling hens on this show are already suffocating enough. They rank right along side The Today Show. These morning gabfests about nothing are long overdue for cancellation.

      Aug 25, 2010 at 8:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • A.G.

      @James Davis: Agree!

      Aug 26, 2010 at 9:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason

      Oh, fuck off Barbra Walters. You’re a borderline homophobic cow who allows homophobic comments to air on The View. You’re a disgrace to the notion of fairness. Again, fuck off you cow.

      Aug 26, 2010 at 9:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tessie Tura

      Just replace Elizabitch Hasselcunt with Mapa, and there you have it.

      Aug 28, 2010 at 8:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David K

      The man’s “View” has existed for decades… It’s called the Howard Stern show.

      Aug 31, 2010 at 12:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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