Joy Behar: Say Anything! is an American news program and talk show hosted by Joy Behar. The program had its "Preview" while Behar filled in as a week-long host on Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer on June 18, 2012, and officially premiered on Current TV on September 4, 2012. The final episode of the Current TV program aired on Thursday August 1, 2013, as the network prepared to transition to Al Jazeera America.
The Joy Behar Show was a news program and talk show that premiered on HLN on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 and ran until December 16, 2011. The show was hosted by Joy Behar, who is one of the five co-hosts of The View.
The show originally aired in the 9PM eastern slot/8PM central with encore presentations at 12AM and 5AM eastern, but was moved to 10PM eastern in January 2011 with encore presentations at 3AM eastern. The show aired new episodes Monday through Friday, while the shows on Saturday and Sunday were reruns.
The show's format was generally an interview/discussion setting where Joy Behar and her panel of guests discussed current events in pop culture, politics, and general media happenings. Guests were also often interviewed one on one, or by satellite feed, where questions are more geared toward that particular guest's life and views.
The show was cancelled on November 17, 2011 and Joy Behar stated that she appreciated all of the people who helped put the show together. The final episode aired on Friday, December 16, 2011.
Some guests who appeared on the HLN show include: Kate Gosselin, Jeff Ross, Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Bette Midler, Christopher Hitchens, Ann Coulter, Michael Moore, Jeanine Pirro, Sarah Silverman, Bill Murray, Gilbert Gottfried, Roseanne Barr, Dolly Parton, Steve Martin, Perez Hilton, Susie Essman, Carrie Fisher, Arianna Huffington and Valerie Bertinelli. Her View Co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and former co-host Star Jones, also appeared.
During its HLN run, The Joy Behar Show was not successful in comparison to other cable news shows of its format. A ratings snapshot taken February 11, 2010 revealed Behar as the fourth highest rated show in its timeslot, well over two million viewers behind Sean Hannity.
On June 11, 2012, Behar signed a deal with Current TV to do a similar show, now shortened to just Joy Behar, but with a more political slant. Although the series debuted in September 2012, she unveiled her new series logo during her fill-in as host for Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer on June 18, 2012.
On July 31, 2012, Current TV announced that the program would debut on September 4, 2012 and would be titled Joy Behar: Say Anything!.
Joy Behar: Say Anything! premiered on Current TV on Tuesday September 4, 2012 at 6:00e/3:00p with guests Darrell Hammond, Al Gore, Judy Gold and Rob Shuter. The show aired from Monday to Thursday at 9:00/8:00c.
GLAAD Awards2010 – Nomination for Best Talk Show Episode (LDS Church & Gays)