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Latino Daily News

Thursday January 20, 2011

“Chit Chat” Poised to Become Latina Version of “The View”

“Chit Chat” Poised to Become Latina Version of “The View”

Photo: Chit Chit (L-R Ann Lopez, Sara Sohn, Sabrina Bryan, Mario Lopez, Julissa Bermudez, Constance Marie)

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If, during the last decade or so, people wanted a female perspective on current events, they’d tune in to shows like “The View” and see a young mother, black women, middle-aged women, and various guest stars discuss them, but one perspective always seemed to be missing, Latinos’. Never fear though, Extra producers are looking to correct that with a new Latina-panel show, “Chit Chat.”

This past Christmas, Mario Lopez introduced the half hour pilot of “Chit Chat” during an airing of “Extra.” The show was aired again at 4 a.m. this past Sunday.

“Extra” producers (Telepictures) have not yet begun shopping the new show, say insiders, but if Latino audiences like what they see that could change quickly.

Hosts of “Chit Chat” include former “Cheetah Girl” and “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Sabrina Bryan, BET co-host Julissa Bermudez, Sara Sohn (who is ethnically Korean, but was born in Spain, raised in Guatemala, and speaks fluent Spanish), and the kicker is that the other two hosts were both “married” to comedian George Lopez. Constance Marie, Lopez’s TV wife from his ABC TV show, and his real-life ex-wife Ann Lopez (who gave him a kidney 5 years ago) round out the rest of Chat’s lineup.

On the pilot, the table of ladies interviewed actress Nia Vardalos, Colombian singer Juanes, and recently spotlighted TV Azteca reporter Ines Sainz.

Though the future of “Chit Chat” is still uncertain, “Extra” has a pretty decent track record when it comes to spinoffs. “Celebrity Justice,” and the upcoming “Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers” both began as mere segments on “Extra”.