After a failed run on ABC’s primetime lineup, The Wayne Brady Show transitioned to syndicated daytime TV in 2002. The talk show won five Daytime Emmy Awards, including two for Brady himself, but was nevertheless canceled in 2004.
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Back when she was still in America’s good graces, Barr capitalized on her sitcom fame with The Roseanne Show, which aired 281 episodes between 1998 and 2000 — and featured a who’s who of ‘90s recording acts, including Enrique Iglesias, Tori Amos, and LFO.
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Rosie O’Donnell’s heir apparent in daytime TV was this Sabrina the Teenage Witch star, whose syndicated talk show took over O’Donnell’s old time slot in many markets. Unfortunately, Rhea couldn’t match her predecessor’s legacy: The Caroline Rhea Show only lasted eight months.
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Some daytime talk shows never make it past the trial stage, as was the case with Kris, hosted by the world’s most famous “momager.” The 2013 show was only aired in six cities, and only for six weeks.
Drescher also got a trial run in six cities, but her 2010 talk show — The Fran Drescher Show — only lasted three weeks. But at least viewers got to see the comedienne reunite with her co-stars from The Nanny.
Beverly Hills, 9021-oh-no. Fresh off her role as Andrea Zuckerman on the teen drama, Carteris hosted the syndicated talk show Gabrielle, which was canceled in 1996 after a single season. Don’t feel bad for her, though: She’s the president of SAG-AFTRA these days.
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Not many talk show hosts get their own exclamation point, but this Wilson Phillips singer did with the syndicated talk show Carnie! Like Gabrielle, the show premiered in 1995 and got the axe in 1996.
The Tempestt Bledsoe Show, hosted by the actress behind The Cosby Show’s Vanessa Huxtable, was yet another 1995 one-season-wonder. It was paired with Ricki Lake’s successful talk show but still suffered low ratings.
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Similarly, a 2004 talk show starring the Who’s the Boss? alum couldn’t match the success of its lead-in, Live! With Regis and Kelly, but it still lasted two seasons. The Tony Danza Show made headlines in 2005 when Danza suffered a concussion in a go-kart race against NASCAR racer Rusty Wallace.