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About that Julie Chen Show … And What About Amanda Holden?

Chen_4.22.jpgMore angles are emerging on Julie Chen‘s future with CBS.

Insiders tell us, if the pilot she is taping for CBS Daytime next month becomes a series, it may only be a half-hour. CBS’s cancellation of “As The World Turns” in September will leave an hour to fill on the daytime schedule. CBS is thinking of giving back a half hour to affiliates and the other half might be filled by the Chen show.

The LATimes is also reporting that Chen plans to return to “The Early Show” in mid-May, anchoring for a time out of the New York studio. Chen is then expected to return to Los Angeles in the summer to tape the reality show “Big Brother,” but will continue hosting “The Early Show” from there.

Meanwhile, CBS News is shooting down this story that claims “Britain’s Got Talent” host Amanda Holden, “has landed a job as the main female anchor on The Early Show. She will cover for the current host Maggie Rodriguez, who is due to take maternity leave in the summer,” claimed DigitalSpy.

A CBS News spokesperson tells TVNewser there are “no talks at all” between Holden and CBS News.

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Finally, Meredith Vieira’s Susan Boyle Sit-Down

Meredith_7.17.JPGSix weeks after she thought she would be getting a sit-down with Susan Boyle, NBC’s Meredith Vieira finally corralled the Scottish singer yesterday.

The interview will air Wednesday morning on “Today” with an extended version airing, of course, Wednesday night on “America’s Got Talent.”

Boyle crossed the pond via YouTube in the hours after she wowed the crowd on the British talent show in April. A few days later she was singing on CBS’ The Early Show. Boyle’s success also led the Early Show to add judge Amanda Holden to their coverage of the final days of the competition.

But as the media spotlight turned red hot, Boyle began to crack, ultimately finishing second in the competition. She’ll tell Vieira about her journey to international fame, how she’s feeling now and what’s next.

Vieira anchored “Today” from London June 1, the Monday following the “Britain’s Got Talent” finale and was supposed to get an exclusive with Boyle. Instead, Vieira interviewed the winners, the dance group “Diversity.”

Meredith Vieira’s Slightly Revised Trip to London

vieira_6-1.jpgIt was a “special split edition of Today” this morning, according to Meredith Vieira, who anchored from London.

Why?

Well according to the NBC release sent yesterday: “On Monday, June 1 on “Today,” Meredith Vieira will talk exclusively to Susan Boyle live from London about her second place finish on Britain’s Got Talent.”

Needless to say that interview didn’t happen, as Boyle, who placed second despite being favored to win, checked into a mental health clinic last night. Instead, Vieira interviewed judge Piers Morgan during the 7am hour, and sat down with the show’s winners, the dance group Diversity, in the 8am hour.

Meanwhile on CBS, another of the show’s judges, Amanda Holden, co-hosted The Early Show this morning. Click continued to see her discuss Boyle’s condition. Holden also yodeled.

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Confirmed: Amanda Holden to Guest Host The Early Show

Holden_5.29.jpgFirst reported last month, “Britain’s Got Talent” judge Amanda Holden is now confirmed to guest host The Early Show on Monday alongside Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez and Julie Chen.

In a press release, CBS says Holden “will give viewers a first-hand account of Susan Boyle‘s weekend performance on the finale of the talent show. Boyle’s original voice coach will also be live on the program to share his thoughts about the Scottish singer’s much-anticipated performance.”

The Susan Boyle Effect – Talent Show Judge Joins The Early Show

Holden_4.23.jpgMost Americans didn’t know who Amanda Holden was before last week. The “Britain’s Got Talent” judge crossed the pond, first on YouTube then onto the networks thanks to contestant Susan Boyle.

Well, CBS News apparently liked what they saw in Holden. TVNewser has learned Holden will be a part of The Early Show in early June.

The UK’s Mirror reports, “Network executives [have been] blown away by Amanda’s cut-glass British accent and warm personality.”

A source inside CBS tells TVNewser Holden has been invited to co-host the 8am hour of the show on Monday, June 1 which is the first weekday after the “Britain’s Got Talent” finale.

Holden was at the center of a CBS Evening News story Saturday when a new recording revealed Boyle’s not likely a one hit wonder.

What’s next, Paula Abdul takes over Nightline? Oh wait, that’s tonight.