(April 4, 2006 - Burbank, CA) - Diane Rappoport has been named Executive Producer of the upcoming “The Dr. Keith Ablow Show,” it was announced today by Hilary Estey McLoughlin, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Telepictures Productions. Rappoport has an extremely impressive track record in daytime talk, successfully producing two of the longest running host-driven single issue talk shows, “The Montel Williams Show” for the last seven years and “The Maury Povich Show” for six years for Paramount Television. “Diane has top-notch talent management and leadership skills and has been able to create shows that are organic extensions of their hosts that have connected and endured with daytime viewers. She has a great sensibility for identifying and telling compelling, relatable and often topical stories that resonate with female viewers,” said Estey McLoughlin. Dr. Keith Ablow is a well-regarded psychiatrist, author and television personality. Ablow brings his professional and real-life experience to daytime television in this one-hour, daily talk show focusing on the challenges facing families in today¹s world. “Dr. Keith Ablow” will help individuals, couples and families cope with the conflicts they face and develop strategies that can help them lead more productive and fulfilling lives. With his practical experience and impeccable credentials, Ablow will provide the insight and solutions the daytime audience is looking for. Rappoport joins Telepictures from Paramount Domestic Television where she was Executive Producer of “The Montel Williams Show.” She was also the Executive Producer of “The Howie Mandel Show” and “The Maury Povich Show” and the Executive in Charge of Production for “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” In addition, Rappoport is a lawyer and began her career as an entertainment lawyer at Cap/Cities/ABC Entertainment. Produced by Telepictures Productions in association with LMNO Productions and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, “The Dr. Keith Ablow Show” will originate from Rockefeller Center in New York City and air in national syndication, with the Fox Television Stations serving as its flagship broadcast group.
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