CBS and Emeril Cooking Up a Replacement for ‘ATWT’?

by | May 6, 2010 at 1:25 PM | TV News

Emeril Lagasse (Photo: Planet Green)

Emeril Lagasse (Photo: Planet Green)

When the timer dings in September and ‘As the World Turns‘ is officially done, CBS has at least three new programs in the running to scrub in as a replacement for the soap.

(Like that? Soap and cooking puns. That is why I am here.)

The latest entry in the race to seize ‘ATWT’s daytime slot is a cooking-themed game show hosted by (Bam!) Emeril Lagasse.

As reported by Deadline.com, the show would be taped in front of a studio audience and feature contestants preparing dishes under Emeril’s guidance.

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Also in development as possible ‘ATWT’ successors are a Mommy-centric talk show fronted by Sara Gilbert (‘Roseanne’) and Julie Chen (‘Big Brother’) and ‘Pyramid,’ which is a reboot of one of my fave retro game shows.

An Emeril cooking-slash-game show….

A ‘View’-like talker…

The new ‘Pyramid…

‘NCIS: Chillicothe’….

“Things that might replace ‘ATWT’!”

I win.