Who wouldn’t want Oprah on their network, let alone doing a show for them! It’d be a pretty great experience for all parties involved. However, the need is dire in the case of CBS. Page Six reports that the company is begging Oprah to fill in the spot of Charlie Rose on their morning show “CBS This Morning.”
Alongside her best friend Gayle King and co-host Norah O’Donnell, Oprah would fill the void and provide a distraction from Charlie Rose and his sexual harassment allegations to which he admitted to.
A TV insider told Page Six, “They are begging Oprah to fill in. Not full time…But they are hoping she’ll do one day, two days, one
hour, fill in ’til Christmas. Anything.”
There have been reports that CBS was looking to rotate co-host from the talent that they already have. However, compared to their competitors like ABC and NBC news, they don’t possess the same amount of well-known stars.
It just so happened that Oprah joined CBS when she became a part of the “60 Minutes” team in September producing a series of shows. CBS had previously tried for 5 years to get Winfrey to work with them. An insider commented, “Unless you get a superstar (on the show), it’s always going to be. ‘Charlie’s missing.’”
It seems that CBS is scrambling to get a host and would really love it if Oprah can fill in for them in the wake of Charlie Rose’s ordeal.