NEW YORK – Sharon Osbourne's talk show is a "go" for September.
There's even a chance the reality-TV superstar will go head-to-head with Regis and Kelly, at least in the New York City market.
The show, which will be daily, has not been taped yet -- but it is being billed as a single-issue show with Sharon interviewing guests before a live studio audience.
The wife of hard-rocker Ozzy Osbourne (and also his business manager) has been undergoing treatment for cancer but her prognosis appears good.
The show's distributors, a subsidiary of AOL-Time Warner, were apparently able to convince enough TV stations around the country that she was well enough to do a daily talk show by September.
A deal was completed earlier this week that will bring the show to WPIX in New York City.
"We have high hopes for the show," WPIX general manager Betty Ellen Berlamino told The New York Post. "We haven't narrowed down a time period yet since we just got the official word on the show," she said
WPIX currently airs the ailing yak-show Jenny Jones -- which may not return next year -- at 9 a.m. on weekdays against Live! With Regis and Kelly.
In other talk-show news, Ellen DeGeneres is coming back to TV for a third time.
The down-to-Earth comic -- who caused a stir in 1997 when she simultaneously announced she was gay in real life and as her character on her low-rated sitcom -- is launching her own syndicated variety/talk show this fall on NBC.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show will feature interviews with celebrities and newsmakers. The show will also offer segments featuring ordinary people with extraordinary stories, and musical performances.