Trisha Goddard is set to return to the talkshow circuit with a new daytime series in the US.
The British host, who previously fronted long-running daytime shows for ITV and Channel 5, has bolstered her profile in North America through appearances on US talkshow Maury as a ‘conflict resolution’ expert.
Goddard has now struck a deal with NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution to host her own series, titled Trisha.
Production will begin next year at the Stamford Media Center in Connecticut, handled by the production team behind The Jerry Springer Show, Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show.
Like her UK shows, Trisha will feature ordinary people and their families who are struggling with tough issues. Goddard will aim to help them move forward and overcome their personal obstacles.
Barry Wallach, president of NBC Universal DTD, said: “Over the past several seasons of appearing as a guest host and conflict-resolution expert on Maury, Trisha has proven time and again that her brand of talk resonates with viewers.
“Trisha is the next hit from our experienced production team, who are the leaders of syndicated drama-based talk shows and have made Maury the number one talk show with adults aged 18-49.”
The one-hour show will be syndicated across the US and has already been sold to the Sinclair Station Group, which includes local broadcast stations in 27 markets such as Tampa, St Louis, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and San Antonio.
NBCU is currently working to sell the show to other station groups throughout the US, including the East and West coasts. It will also handle international sales.
Goddard is not the first British host to front a ‘conflict’ talkshow in the US. Jeremy Kyle, best known for his ITV daytime talkshow, launched a show in September that is now being syndicated to 70% of the US.