TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Katie Couric

NBC Mulling over

Return to 'Today'

5/5/2014 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0505-katie-couric-02

Execs at "Today" are talking about filling a pregnant pause -- with Katie Couric ... TMZ has confirmed.

Co-host Savannah Guthrie is 5 months pregnant and headed for maternity leave ...  we're told NBC honchos are seriously considering bringing Katie back while Savannah is on maternity leave.

The reasons -- Katie is still hugely identified with the "Today" brand, she gets along great with Matt Lauer and she's friends with Savannah.

The NY Post reported and we've confirmed ... it's just in the talking stages, but we're hearing it's being seriously considered. 

As for Katie, sources say her exclusive deal with ABC is up mid-summer, so the timing would work out.

One final thing ... the execs are saying Katie makes sense  because she's not a "threat" to Savannah.  Hmmmm.

27 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

liveguy12    

This would be great!!!

84 days ago
2.

cj    

It won't make me watch. I can't stand Lauer.

84 days ago
3.

MightyMatt    

Sounds good. Just temporary, right Katie? Wait, didn't you get your start filling in for somebody out sick? Humm.

84 days ago
4.

A    

I guess they want to bring on someone to this show with actual like-ability

84 days ago
5.

barnyardhumor    

Think we've all had enough of Kartie.

84 days ago
6.

zombie    

Yep. Just keep recycling the same old boring and obnoxious people.

84 days ago
7.

toddpugz7111    

she belongs on the scrap-heap of day-time TV, also known as "The View".

84 days ago
8.

Dog And Pony    

Hold out for many much millions, Katie. The show isn't the same without you and everyone knows it.

84 days ago
9.

TPF    

NBC is going to go way down in the ratings now. The only way to up the ratings is to keep her far away and get rid of the pathetic Matt Lauer. He is arrogant and needed to go years ago.

84 days ago
10.

al92lt1    

Noooooooooooooo.

84 days ago
11.

Jordan    

Good Bye Savannah it was fun while it lasted.

84 days ago
12.

01void    

Let's hope not

84 days ago
13.

Starbum    

Don't want to watch her.

84 days ago
14.

andrewlala    

Gma anchors are so conceited

84 days ago
15.

superchicken    

Hmmmm indeed

84 days ago
| 1 | 2 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web