Leeza Gibbons Summary
- Opened June 14, 1993
- Show Closed: September 8, 2000
- Talk Show
LEEZA was nominated for six Daytime Emmy Awards and co-executive produced and hosted by Leeza Gibbons The TV show provided viewers with a daily discussion of topics featuring some of today's biggest stars and news makers. The show went on to strengthen its commitment to topical programming by featuring compelling stories straight from today's headlines. The set was redesigned and featured a state-of-the-art, multi-dimensional, multi-use video wall which will allow more flexibility for Gibbons - from introducing exterior segments to showcasing video footage.
Leeza Gibbons Cancellation Details
An experienced hand at reporting Hollywood gossip on Entertainment Tonight, Leeza Gibbons branched out with her own show, Leeza, where she covered a broad range of topics for several seasons until it ended in 2000. The show was originally named John & Leeza from Hollywood, before brief co-host John Tesh left.
Leeza Gibbons Background
Debuting this season is "Friday Buzz," a weekly forum featuring a panel of celebrities, journalists, authors and other experts. Each Friday, Gibbons leads the group in a lively, unrehearsed, in-depth discussion which will delve into the topics of the day. A new addition to LEEZA was a specially-designed audience section. This area will be used by Gibbons to focus on breaking news, current events, trends, and for allowing audience members to speak out about issues making news.
"I am very excited about our sixth season," says Gibbons. "With a new executive producer who is extremely experienced in day-to-day topical programming, we enter this season with a heightened energy level which will allow us to be more ambitious in tackling original subjects. We are intent on providing programming that will be unique, exciting and timely."
This season, Jose Pretlow joins Gibbons as executive producer. Pretlow was the executive producer of "The Geraldo Rivera Show." He joined "Geraldo" as senior producer in 1993 after serving as a producer of "Donahue" from 1990 to 1993. From 1984 to 1990, he was senior producer of "Sally Jessy Raphael." Most recently, Pretlow was executive producer of the late night talk show "Vibe," hosted by Sinbad.
"I am delighted to helm a show which has a history of commitment to presenting intelligent, relevant programming," says Pretlow. "We intend to continue this tradition by focusing on more topics which have a sense of immediacy and importance. I look forward to working with Leeza and a talented staff that can bring this show to the next level of excellence."
LEEZA was nominated for six Emmys last season including "Outstanding Talk Show" and "Outstanding Talk Show Host," and has won Emmys for "Outstanding Makeup" and "Best Director." The show has also received a Genesis Award as "Outstanding Television Talk Show" last season for its continued commitment to animal issues.
- Leeza Gibbons
- Paramount Domestic Television