Controversial entrepreneur, best-selling author and ShopNBC vendor Suzanne Somers has another gig to add to her resume: morning talk show host.
Somers, now 65, tomorrow, Wednesday, is launching a daily program, “The Suzanne Show,” that airs at 7 a.m. on Lifetime Television, The New York Post reported last weekend.
“It’s exactly what I love doing; providing cutting-edge health information wrapped in glamour and entertainment,” the perennial blond bombshell told The Post.
Somers’ controversial advocacy of alternative medicine has won her a lot of critics, that’s for sure. In fact, that’s why Somers has taken an unusual path to get her show on the air. Typically, producers will cut a deal to do a show for a TV network, or will syndicate their program, so that it airs on TV stations across the country.
But Somers, suspecting that her edgy opinions would turn off advertisers, decided to purchase time on Lifetime and then find sponsors herself. She told The Post that to her surprise, there was an overflow of advertisers interested.
Somers is a longtime home shopping network vendor who spent many years hawking her diet and health food, exercise gear, makeup and apparel on HSN before moving over to ShopNBC.