'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Can Katie Couric replace Oprah?
February 1st, 2011
05:02 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Can Katie Couric replace Oprah?

Oprah’s groundbreaking 25th season will be over before you know it. Could Katie Couric replace Oprah?

The brand new reports today about Katie possibly replacing Oprah got the "Showbiz Tonight" staff buzzing. Katie was truly charming as “Today” co-host and she’s a good interviewer over at CBS News, but the daytime TV talk show landscape has changed dramatically since then.

Does Katie have what it takes to become the next “queen of daytime TV”? Post your thoughts here.

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  1. Herman

    Couric is a miserable little feces eating troll. Cant stand her.

    March 29, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Daniel

    Katie Couric , she's a class act . Katie is not afraid of the critic's. I wish her well .

    The world is a critic

    March 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Victor

    Simple answer: NO.

    Oprah is unique and no matter who comes to daytime talk after her, no one will be able to replace her.

    February 3, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. I wouldnt let Couric shine my knob

    What a miserable little rat she is...RAT RAT RAT. She ranks right up their with jenn aniston as being one of the most useless pieces of human excrement ever existing. A walking talking rectum.

    February 3, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. Superhiro

    Lol. 100 bucks says all you Couric haters are Palin fans. Don't even try to deny it.

    February 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mo

    katie couric is an unappealing cranky old cold fish – now i must repent

    February 2, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. CouricSHYTface

    Oprah is by far nothing to get excited about but Couric taking her place? Please GOD spare us. Any other punishment but that!! Couric being an evening newscaster...LMAO...what a joke. Couric is a failure and gets off by doing live shots of supposed doctors shoving cameras up her rear-end. I think I say a cookbook a camera and a toaster up in her dank cavern...YUCK!!

    February 2, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. Millie Bea

    NO. Who would float this besides the Couric camp? She's looking for a high profile exit strategy from the News- where she failed- now she thinks she can take on Oprah's legacy? She has enogu money to retire and become a lady who lunches.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. Oprah Hippo

    Oprah will eat anything that doesnt eat her first. Including Couric MaggotSHYT filled hole.

    February 2, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. Doo Doo El Monstro

    I would like to drop a couple of my Doo Doo balls into Couric open waiting mouth.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. CouricSHYT

    Katie Couric the miserable little lesbianTROLL. I would rather see films of different animals deficating than 5 minutes of this miserable little troll.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  12. emerald

    Lol! I'm with ya! She will definitely have to find her own. Not saying that she is,nt gd at what she does. She's just not Oprah and shouldn't b compared.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  13. emerald

    -km sorry but, Oprah can not be replaced! Lol silly to even think such a thing. Doesn't matter who tries it will never be Oprah. You'll see.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  14. Marie

    I DNT THNK NOBODY WLD EVERY REPLACE OPRAH!!! SRRY KATIE FIND UR OWN GIG TO REPLACE..

    February 2, 2011 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  15. tkc

    Katie is awesome at her work. And I think she should give it a shot, however I don't think that she can compete with Oprah, but people might enjoy her show. I would.

    February 2, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  16. Mellissa

    I agree with you Chris. No 2 people have what it takes 2 make the same impact or difference in the lives of others. I think we need 2 give her a fair chance 2 be herself. One of d reasons why we have so many problems in the world is bcoz we compare ourselves with others so much, that it becomes hard 2 see our true potential. Its like we always wanna do something better than someone else. Why not let what you do be the best that you can you and let that speak 4 itself? Good luck 2 both of them!

    February 1, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  17. chris wholey

    I think this is just what Kate C needs. She was always so personable and happy, smiling and joking around when she was on that morning show. Then she took the big paying News job and had to put on such a serious face. She lost her peronality. She would do great back interviewing people one on one where she can show her personality again. Bubbly, but serious when applicable. No one can replace fabulous Oprah she is a rare find, but I think people would enjoy Kate.

    February 1, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Oprah is OPRAH AND KATE IS KATE is KATE11111111111111

    Good grief

    February 1, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  19. JD

    Do we really need or want another talk show?

    February 1, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Superhiro

    Ba-da Psh!

    February 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Rachel

    She will have to gain a mighty lot of weight to fill oprahs chair. That oprah is one big fat gurl.

    February 1, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |

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