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Stern sidekick Robin Quivers signs TV deal

Plans to develop a syndicated talk show
/ Source: The Associated Press

Robin Quivers, shock jock Howard Stern’s longtime sidekick, is making a solo move toward television.

Quivers has signed a deal with Sony Pictures Television to develop a syndicated talk show for daytime TV, the company announced Monday.

The potential series could debut by fall 2005. Quivers will continue her work on Stern’s radio show while developing her TV show, Sony said.

There was no indication whether she planned to remain with Stern if her show gets a green light. A call to her manager in New York was not immediately returned Monday.

Quivers, a former nurse in the Air Force who achieved the rank of captain, began her radio career in Washington, D.C., in 1980 and teamed with Stern the next year.

In October, Stern announced a deal with Sirius Satellite Radio to move his program in January 2006 from traditional broadcasting to satellite distribution — and away from regulation.

Stern’s raunchy radio show has brought repeated fines over the years. The FCC cracked down harder on indecent broadcasting following Janet Jackson’s racy Super Bowl display last February.