Friday, May 25, 2007

Is Jennifer Garner the next Barbara Walters?

She and former So You Think You Can Dance host Lauren Sanchez-Whitesell are pitching a TV show described as "The View for mothers," Sanchez-Whitesell tells PEOPLE.

"It's really [Jennifer's] show and I'm the host," Sanchez-Whitesell, 37, said at a luncheon for iVillage Cares and the Children's Defense Fund in Beverly Hills.

"We're putting together a show for moms, by moms," said Sanchez-Whitesell, whose husband, agent Patrick Whitesell, represents Garner's husband, Ben Affleck.

"We're pitching it next week to a network. I call Jen the Barbara Walters of the show. She will come on periodically. We haven't quite settled exactly [how often], but she's the executive producer."

Walters, of course, is both the executive producer and occasional cohost of the 10-year-old ABC daytime talk show.

What can fans expect from the show? "We'll talk about how to get your kids to sleep, or how do you choose the right school, or how to keep your marriage together after having kids," said Sanchez-Whitesell, who welcomed a son in June.

She added: "Jen might talk about how you keep a marriage together when you're in the spotlight with a child. She's photographed picking up trash in her front yard, she's photographed doing everything."

Garner, 35, and Affleck, 34, are the parents of 17-month-old daughter Violet.

"We don't have a name [for the show] yet," said Sanchez-Whitesell. "It's still Jen Garner Untitled Project, but I think next week we'll have more of an idea of where the show's going."

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