Syndication Update: 2008 development in full swing

After a lackluster 2007 development season, the 2008 syndication development season is packing some punch.

Warner Bros. has confirmed it has signed Chicagoan Bonnie Hunt to host a daily talk-show that would begin in September 2008. The Second City alum has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, including Life With Bonnie and The Building (a personal favorite of yours truly) – both were projects with David Letterman.

Also in development from studios and syndicators: A possible talk show featuring DRosie O’Donnell (who hosted an earlier effort from 1996-02); A daytime version of Deal or No Deal, and perhaps the most puzzling one of all – A show that Anna Nicole Smith judge Larry Seidlin is shopping around – starring himself, of course.