Anderson Cooper's syndicated daytime talk show is still a year away from launching -- but Warner Bros. Television announced on Monday that it has secured distribution in four major markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston. The yet-to-be-titled one-hour show will debut next fall on WPIX in New York, KTTV in L.A., WFLD in Chicago and WFXT in Boston.
With those key markets on board, Cooper is being positioned as a major daytime star, in the mold of Phil Donahue and Oprah. The show will shoot in New York, with Cooper serving as an executive producer. Cooper signed a new CNN contract that will allow him to explore daytime while anchoring "Anderson Cooper 360."