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ABC Flips for Tori Spelling, Jeff Lewis

LA Times writer Joe Flint had a nice little “scooplet” yesterday via the newspaper’s “Show Tracker” blog. The item has already been picked up by TV Guide and TV Squad, and will no doubt be mutating across the web throughout the day.

ABC Media Productions is apparently happy with a recent test run of potential new daytime talk show mates Tori Spelling and Jeff Lewis (pictured), host of Bravo’s Flipping Out. Writes Flint:

In the test pilot with Spelling last week, the two had good chemistry. The show, which is still in the development stage, wants to be a talk show version of Will & Grace.

TV Guide‘s Kate Stanhope pays Lewis some backhanded compliments, noting that the on-air way he berates his maid or other staff for bringing back an order of El Pollo Loco chicken without the requisite onions is perfect fodder for more small screen time. Hooray for Reality-wood!

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