Patricia Heaton could be the next actress to host a daytime talk show. The Hollywood Reporter says the Emmy winner is in talks with Buena Vista Television for a talker that most likely would be eyed 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. In addition, sources said Buena Vista Television also is in talks with Marianela, a VJ on music television network fuse, about doing a project. Marianela hosts the network's live weekday show Daily Download.