The new talk show “Sister Circle” stars Quad Webb-Lunceford, Syleena Johnson, Rashan Ali, and Kiana Dancie and will broadcast live.
Set to premiere this fall, the TEGNA Inc. and TV One project features a panel of four female hosts who have careers in journalism, business, music and entertainment. With an emphasis on sisterhood, the series also offers a guy’s unique point of view, courtesy of DJ Q, who, when not spinning records, will chime in on topics including relationships, parenting, fitness, personal finances, the latest trends and the joys and frustrations of everyday life. Combined with a host of celebrity interviews and expert opinions, the show has the potential to be a real contender.
“The collaboration between TV One and TEGNA allows us to present a talk show uniquely tailored to African American women that will bring the energy and fun of a good get together with your best girlfriends to our daily morning lineup,” said D’Angela Proctor, head of original programming, TV One, in a statement. “Watching ‘Sister Circle’ will be like having brunch with your best girlfriends every day. While the audience will come for the conversation, they’ll stay for the sisterhood.”
“We are excited to bring this diverse and groundbreaking live show to audiences across multiple platforms,” added Bob Sullivan, senior vice president, programming, TEGNA. “Audiences will love the chemistry and personalities of our hosts and engaging with them across platforms throughout their day. The show will discuss important issues facing the African-American community and offer insight and perspective that is not easily found on daytime TV. We are excited to bring the show’s point of view to our TEGNA communities and thrilled to partner with TV One to air the show nationally. The channel represents the best in Black culture and entertainment and ‘Sister Circle’ is a perfect fit in their morning news and lifestyle lineup.”
Meanwhile, veteran television executive Helen Swenson has been named senior executive producer and showrunner for the upcoming daytime talk show. Swenson has spent more than 30 years in live television, program development, sales, digital and marketing. As senior vice president of The Weather Channel, Swenson created and developed “Wake Up With Al” featuring Al Roker.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of ‘Sister Circle.’ We’ve assembled an amazing team of people both in front of and behind the camera,” said Swenson. “The dynamic hosts and the creative team will produce a show that will be entertaining and fun but will also generate meaningful, relevant, engaging conversations in a live, multi-platform format. This is one of the most exciting and meaningful projects I’ve ever been a part of.”
“Sister Circle” will premiere on Monday, Sept. 11. Will you be watching? Sound off in the comment section below.