Variety is reporting that the daytime television debut of Bishop T.D. Jakes will take place in fall 2009 following a deal signed between Tribune Broadcasting and CBS Television Distribution.
The talk show is being developed by producer Jay McGraw, who is the executive producer of CBS TV Distribution’s fledging daytime strip “The Doctors.” The deal gives Jakes’ show a station home in all of Tribune’s 19 markets, including the key markets of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
CBS TV Distribution has yet formally to greenlight the show for next year, Variety reports, but the Tribune deal goes a long way toward pushing it to the finish line.
Jakes is an author and well-traveled motivational speaker who heads the Dallas-based mega-church Potter’s House.