Many Changes with local Fall Daytime TV
September 1, 2003
Multitalented comedian Wayne Brady, six women sharing a house and the brains behind Ozzy Osbourne are among the new faces viewers of daytime TV will see starting this week.
But first, for those who still haven't heard: KSHB, Channel 41, takes over the broadcasts of "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune." Starting today, "Jeopardy!" will air at 4:30 p.m. leading into "NBC Action News," and "Wheel" will air at 6:30 p.m. on Channel 41.
KSHB swapped with KCTV, Channel 5, which begins airing "Access Hollywood" at 6:30 tonight. ("Inside Edition" will air at 4 p.m. on KCTV beginning Tuesday.)
Other daytime changes that start either today or Tuesday:
• "The Wayne Brady Show" begins its second season but its first in nationwide distribution. Airing at 11 a.m. weekdays on KSHB, it features the singing, dancing star of "Whose Line Is It Anyway" in this high-energy talk show. Brady had a terrific rookie year as host, winning two Daytime Emmys.
• Jerry Springer finally gets the heave-ho from KMBC, but that just means sister station KCWE, Channel 29, gets to air him twice a day. Starting Sept. 8 the would-be Senate candidate's freak show will be seen at 3 and 9 p.m. on KCWE. "Ricki Lake" will air at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and the comparatively sane "Crossing Over With John Edward" will air at 1 p.m.
• "M*A*S*H" moves to the Hallmark Channel with a twist: The digitally remastered episodes will air uncut, just as they did on CBS lo those many years ago. A Labor Day marathon kicks things off from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Then look for "M*A*S*H" to air from 9 to 11:30 nightly.
• Are you missing Oprah? Well, she misses you too. That's why KCWE will be reairing that day's episode at 9 weeknights.
• "Judging Amy" joins the TNT daytime lineup, with two heartwarming reruns at 3 and 4 p.m.
• In "Starting Over," women contemplating midlife career changes get help from "life coaches," which doesn't sound too groundbreaking until you consider that they do it while shacking up with five other women who are doing the same thing. From the creators of MTV's "The Real World," it airs 10 a.m. weekdays on KMBC with a rebroadcast at 2 p.m. on KCWE, starting Sept. 8.
• Also Sept. 8, Ellen DeGeneres, she of the cute TV promos, launches her daytime talk show at 3 p.m. on KCTV, Channel 5. (Rebroadcasts will air 10 weeknights on Oxygen.)
More changes will occur Sept. 15:
• That's the date "The Sharon Osbourne Show" debuts at 2 and 8 p.m. on KMCI, Channel 38. The co-star of MTV's "The Osbournes" will either dispel or confirm those summertime rumors that her new show has been a complete bleeping disaster behind the scenes. (Rebroadcasts will air at 11 nightly on WGN.)
• KSHB's game-show block will expand to 90 minutes when "Pyramid" with Donny Osmond begins airing at 3:30 p.m. weekdays, with a second showing at 11:30 p.m. on KMCI.
• "Living It Up! With Ali & Jack" at 10 a.m. on KSHB on the 15th. The talk show with Alexandra Wentworth and former ABC newsman Jack Ford is being compared to "Regis & Kelly."
• And KMCI, Channel 38, will add reruns of "The King of Queens" at 10:30 p.m. following "That '70s Show."
WDAF, Channel 4, is keeping its daytime lineup intact until January, when "The Ryan Seacrest Show" arrives.