The rumors are true, Kelly Clarkson is becoming a Talk-Show Host! I've met her a bunch of times, and she talks just as much, if not more than I do. HA! I'm happy for her, although I'm a tad jealous. She not only lost a ton of weight but now she's getting her own talk show. I can't sing, so that's never been an option, but I can talk. Ha. I like her though, alot, and she will be better than Steve Harvey as the lead in to Ellen.
Here are the details:
Kelly Clarkson is adding daytime talk show host to her résumé. Less than two months after filming a pilot for a syndicated series, The Kelly Clarkson Show has been sold to NBC stations in 11 U.S. The series, which will bow in the fall of 2019, will air as a lead-in to Ellen on NBC Owned TV Station group stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco, Miami, San Diego, Hartford and Washington, D.C.
"I love connecting with people, playing games, music and finding ways to help or give back to communities/organizations,” Clarkson said of the hourlong show, which is produced by NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution. “Having my own talk show where I get to do all of these things is pretty much a dream job!”
The series is described a "weekday brunch party" with guests who typically would never meet. Each episode will feature celebrity guests, surprises, humor, heart, music and remarkable stories. Clarkson exec produces the Los Angeles-based show alongside her husband Brandon Blackstock.
The series arrives less than two months after Clarkson filmed the pilot for the series and after news broke that the original American Idol winner would not be returning to her coaching chair on NBC's The Voice for its 16th season in the spring. (John Legend replaced her.)
“We are very excited to have Kelly Clarkson on our air next fall,” said Valari Staab, president of NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. “She’s genuine, warm, fun and interacts with her fans in a meaningful way. Throughout her career people of all ages and backgrounds have related to her openness, honesty and curiosity. She will be the perfect companion to Ellen, providing an afternoon of great television.”