Katie Couric Officially Gets ABC Talk Show

6/6/2011 10:12 AM PDT

Katie Couric Officially Gets New ABC Talk Show

We told you about it last month, and ABC announced it today. Katie Couric will get a daytime, syndicated talk show on ABC.

The network announced the deal today, unveiling the plan which puts Katie in as host and producer.  We've learned Katie's mentor -- former "Today" show EP Jeff Zucker -- will be the Executive Producer.

As we reported, Katie will make $20 million, mostly for the talk show but there's a relatively small amount for contributing to various ABC news shows.

Sources tell TMZ, the likelihood is ... Katie will get the 3 PM time slot when the show debuts in September, 2012.  That's the coveted slot Oprah owned for a quarter century in many key markets.

Matt Lauer will NOT be part of the show.

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