Robin Quivers Getting Own Show

Howard Stern (search) sidekick Robin Quivers (search) is getting her own daytime talk show.

Quivers, who's worked with Stern for 23 years, has inked a deal with Sony Television (search) to develop the talk show, which could launch as early as next fall — and end her partnership with Stern.

"Robin is a dynamic person whose abilities behind the microphone are already known to millions of fans around the world," Sony exec Melanie Chilek said in a statement.

"However, there is a side of her that fans are rarely exposed to," Chilek said. "She is both talented and caring and has overcome many challenges on her way to the top."

Officials could not — or would not — say Monday what, if any, impact Quivers' new TV show will have on her future on Stern's nationally syndicated radio show, which is slated to move to Sirius Satellite Radio in January 2006.

According to the Sony announcement, Quivers will continue working with Stern "while developing the series" — but the release says nothing about her plans with Stern once her new show begins.

Stern has said on the air that he expects all his on-air staff to join him in the move to Sirius.

Stern and Quivers are on vacation this week and the radio show is in repeats — so there was no on-air chatter about Monday's announcement.

"I'm really excited about this opportunity and have always enjoyed my daily interaction with audiences," Quivers said in a statement.

"I look forward to extending that role with daytime television audiences."

No other details about the show's format were announced.

If it turns out that Quivers ends up eventually leaving "The Howard Stern Show," she would be the second "Stern Show" veteran to bolt.

Head writer Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling left several years ago and was replaced by Artie Lange.

Quivers, a nurse by training, rose to the rank of Captain in the U.S. Air Force before joining Stern at Washington's DC 101 in 1981.

In 1995, she penned a best-selling autobiography, "Quivers: A Life," in which she revealed she was abused as a child and had battled depression and weight problems throughout her life.

Quivers, who co-starred as herself in Stern's 1997 movie "Private Parts," can also be seen on E!, which airs a TV version of Stern's radio show each night at 11.