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...So Bring Back my Bonnie to Me

By Ana Bolotin in Miscellaneous on Sep 4, 2008 5:23PM

2008_9_4.weirdsmilebonnieSecond City alum Bonnie Hunt’s got a lot more at stake with her new talk series The Bonnie Hunt Show than mere redemption from her similarly titled primetime flop, Life With Bonnie (not to mention her other The Bonnie Hunt Show): if the new show takes off, Bonnie’s gonna bring production back home! Having filmed all its promos in Chicago, Hunt’s been building up the show as another nod toward her city upbringing, right up there with her family-casting stint in 2000’s Chicago-centric Minnie Driver / David Duchovny vehicle, Return to Me.

Our favorite homegirl premieres her daytime endeavor this Monday, September 8, at 2 p.m. on NBC Channel 5.

An Irish North Sider through and through, Hunt told the Sun-Times she plans on moving the show to Chicago, provided it thrives in the duration of its current two-year contract with NBC. Why return to the Windy City? Aside from her devotion to the Cubs (she hasn’t missed an Opening Day since 1977), Hunt insists, “I’m much prettier [here]. I’d be dating more.”