By Kimberly Nordyke
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Patricia Heaton could be the next sitcom star to host a daytime talk show.
Sources said the Emmy-winning co-star of "Everybody Loves Raymond" is in negotiations for a show targeted to launch in fall 2007. The project is described as being in the vein of ABC's daytime talker "The View," where Heaton would serve as one of multiple hosts, according to sources.
The project is being developed by Buena Vista Television, whose Disney corporate siblings Touchstone Television and ABC are already working with Heaton on an untitled comedy pilot being eyed for next season.