Daytime Talk Show in the Works for Hairspray's Winokur

News   Daytime Talk Show in the Works for Hairspray's Winokur Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur is preparing to host her own daytime talk show for Sony Pictures Television.
Marissa Jaret Winokur
Marissa Jaret Winokur Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Winokur, currently seen on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," is the second Tracy Turnblad to have a daytime talk show produced by Sony. The company was also responsible for Ricki Lake's self-titled chat-fest that was popular in the 1990's. Variety reports that Sony is preparing for a fall 2009 launch in nationwide markets.

Winokur will go head to head in the talk-show market with another former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant, Marie Osmond, who is also planning a launch of her own show in 2009.

Winokur earned a Tony Award for creating the role of Tracy Turnblad in the hit-musical adaptation of Hairspray. She has appeared on screen in "Scary Movie," "American Beauty," "Stacked," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Boston Legal" and "Fugly."