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Jane Lynch to Launch Daytime Talker in Fall of 2018

Marion Charatan

Posted on October 22, 2017 17:17

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The irreverent, always funny comedian/actress/singer/writer Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch has a new talk show on the horizon.

Jane Lynch, actress/comedian/singer and the host of NBC’s Hollywood Game Night has a daytime talk show in the works. It is scheduled to launch in the fall of 2018. What a great move from the Warner Brothers’ syndication production team!

There are so many daytime talkers; from the top-ranked Ellen to Whoopi Goldberg on The View to Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey, Harry Connick, Jr, Wendy Williams - the list goes on and on and on.

What sets Lynch apart is that she has a remarkably approachable and real quality about her; similar to Ellen. Very few celebrities have the knack for coming off as so real.

Lynch had a recurring role in the Warner Bros. sitcom Two and a Half Men from 2004 to 2014. She was nominated for a primetime Emmy for a performance on that show in 2010. There were roles in mainstream comedies too, like The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

Lynch’s most notable role was as Sue Sylvester in Glee, from May 2009 to March 2015. Sue was the irreverent coach of William McKinley High School’s cheerleading squad who bullied students and faculty members alike in her trademark track suit.

Entertainment Weekly's Ken Tucker called Sue, "the greatest Broadway-musical villain to ever co-star in a TV series." The actress’s work was so exceptional that she garnered both an Emmy and Golden Globe award.

On the acclaimed FBI crime drama series and one of my personal favorites, Criminal Minds, Lynch plays Diana Reid, the genius level mother to Dr. Spencer Reid, an FBI psychiatrist who is also a genius. Diana is schizophrenic and Dr. Reid made the tough decision to commit her to an institution when he was only 18. Still, he is close to her and writes to her daily. Lynch’s portrayal of a woman with schizophrenia is so on-point and sympathetic that it makes you think she has some personal knowledge of this challenging mental illness - perhaps through a friend or family member.

Lynch has been open about being gay. She married Dr. Lara Embry in May 2010. The two have since separated and she won a custody battle for her two children. However, Lynch often portrays straight women. Lynch’s accomplishment as an actress enables her to play any part she takes on.

The talk show will showcase some of Lynch’s comedic talent. It won’t focus on celebrity interviews and will more likely highlight real people with unique stories. It will be filmed in front of a live audience.

Lynch is one of only three woman to successfully host the primetime Emmys (Ellen de Generes and Angela Landsbury are the other two). I have no doubt that Jane Lynch will have a strong winner on her hands, and I predict she will collect yet another Emmy soon after the show’s launch.

Marion Charatan

Posted on October 22, 2017 17:17

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