Nails-across-a-blackboard quasi-chef Rachael Ray's talk show has already been sold in 70 percent of the country. The production company is predicting a smash hit.
...the big question is, will Americans, in group form, be able to stomach Ray's overly enthusiastic verve five days a week?
To build her profile, she'll appear on sister show Oprah at least monthly leading up to her launch this fall.
... this is one thing she has going for her... them Oprah-philes are loyal... and probably hungry...
The show made news recently when it knocked yakker Tony Danza off of its New York and Philadelphia stations for the fall, seemingly authoring that show's demise.