Bill Geddie, a veteran producer who co-created The View, has been named executive producer of the new syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Tamron Hall.

The show is distributed in national syndication by Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International, and has been sold in more than 70% of the country to date for fall 2019.

At The View, Geddie served as executive producer for 17 years as the show created a new niche on morning TV. In addition, for more than 25 years he served as executive producer, writer and director of the highly rated The Barbara Walters Specials and The 10 Most Fascinating People. Early in his career, Geddie was a producer for Good Morning America.

“Bill’s ability to produce captivating, informative and entertaining television is unparalleled, and his sustained success speaks for itself,” said William Burton, SVP of Daytime, Sports and Syndicated Development/Production, ABC Entertainment. “We’re absolutely thrilled to have a trailblazer like Bill lead our team. The exciting combination of Bill’s deep knowledge and vision paired with Tamron’s vast capabilities and extraordinary talent puts the show in the best position possible to become a daily destination for viewers this September.”

“From our first conversation, it was clear that Bill Geddie is everything I imagine in an executive producer,” Hall added. “Bill’s experience and success in television make him a legend in the business. His respect for the daytime audience and his ability to bring together a strong team behind the scenes is unmatched. Bill knows, top to bottom, what it takes to bring viewers a daily show well worth their time – one that’s informative, authentic, fun and compelling.”

Geddie said of Hall, “When you’ve spent your career in daytime television, you know the real thing when you see it.” He called the new show “the most exciting thing I’ve done since launching The View,” and promised to “partner with Tamron and shake up daytime again.”