Canada is getting its own version of "The View" this fall, hosted by some well-known names in Canadian entertainment.
"The Social" is a one-hour show, set to air five days a week on CTV, and will star Melissa Grelo, Traci Melchor, Cynthia Loyst, and Lainey Lui. Grelo is an anchor on "CP24 Breakfast," Melchor is a reporter for "eTalk," Lui is a well-known gossip blogger and eTalk reporter, and Loyst is a relationship expert at theLoop.ca.
"We are very proud to add another Canadian series to our winning daytime lineup," says Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. "'The Social' will reflect the pulse of what Canadians are talking about on a daily basis.”
The show claims to bring “a fresh perspective on the up-to-the-minute pop culture and lifestyle topics that matter most to Canadians” and was created to provide a unique Canadian voice for daytime television.
"The Social" will start with a discussion of the day’s headlines, followed by celebrity interviews and discussions inspired by viewers. Throughout the show, the panel will check social media to allow viewers to interact with the hosts in real-time.
"Our co-hosts’ natural chemistry is clearly evident, and with their wealth of TV experience, combined with their varied expertise, conversations on The Social will be dynamic, fun, and fearless. There is really no topic this group can’t handle," says executive producer Michelle Crespi, who also produces "The Marilyn Denis Show."
"The Social" will air live on CTV Mobile and will be available on demand on CTV.ca and theLoop.ca.
Barbara Walters at "Today," 1970
Barbara Walters got her big break at "Today." She worked her way up as a writer, a "Today Girl," a reporter and finally the show's first female co-host. In the clip above, she is shown interviewing Mary B. Gallagher, former personal secretary to Jackie Kennedy.
Barbara Walter's last "Today" Show
Barbara Walters stayed at "Today" for 15 years. She was officially named co-host in 1974 -- two years before she left. She made her last appearance, via video footage, in June 1976.
Barbara Walters on "ABC World News"
Barbara Walters made the move to ABC in 1976 when she became co-anchor of "ABC World News" with Harry Reasoner. The clip above is a 1978 promo for the evening news program.
Barbara Walters on "Not For Women Only"
Barbara Walters hosted "Not For Women Only," an early morning talk show, from 1971 to 1976. The show featured guests and experts discussing social issues in front of a studio audience.
Walters' interview with Oprah
Walters hosted the ABC newsmagazine "20/20" for twenty years. Oprah opened up about her childhood and her biggest ambitions in this blockbuster interview with Walters in 1988.
Barbara Walters' 1991 "20/20" with Margaret Thatcher
Walters spoke about Margaret Thatcher's visit to the White House in 1991. She was seated next to President Bush at the state dinner, and spoke about their conversation before signing off this episode of "20/20."
Barbara Walters on the 15th anniversary of "20/20"
Walters and Downs marked the 15th anniversary of "20/20" with a special commemorative episode looking back at their most memorable stories.
Barbara Walters with Michael Jackson
Walters sat down with Michael Jackson in 1997. He opened up about his experience being hounded by the paparazzi, and his feelings about the death of Princess Diana. He criticized the media for negative press, including dubbing him "Whacko Jack-o."
Barbara Walters with Monica Lewinsky
Walters interviewed Monica Lewinsky on "20/20" in 1999. The record-breaking interview was seen by 74 million viewers.
Barbara Walters on "The View"
Walters created "The View" in 1997. It is now in its 15th season, with Walters, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
Related on HuffPost: