09/03/1998 AT 12:00 AM EDT
Ex-"Moonstruck" star and unblushing author Cybill Shepherd, 50, whose recent book "Cybill Disobedience" detailed her rather adventurous sex life, is about to return to the TV fold, says the Hollywood Reporter. She is expected to host a new daytime syndicated relationship show, "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus," produced by media mogul Merv Griffin and based on the successful series of books by John Gray. NBC-owned stations will carry the program, says the Reporter. The format is said to be similar to ABC's "Politically Incorrect," in which Bill Maher hosts a roundtable discussion of the topic at hand. Originally, CBS News entertainment reporter Eleanor Mondale was expected to host.