NBC seems to be in on the secret that there’s no such thing as too much Kelly Clarkson. After stealing the country’s heart and blessing our ears all those years ago on American Idol, the singer is expanding her repertoire even further. Not only does she have a coach’s chair on The Voice, Clarkson just finished filming the pilot for a syndicated series, and now her day time talk show, which was announced last month, has an air date.
“I love connecting with people, playing games, music and finding ways to help or give back to communities/organizations,” Clarkson said of the hourlong program, set to premiere in the fall of 2019. “Having my own talk show where I get to do all of these thing sis pretty much a dream job!”
Though it won’t be a nationwide broadcast, Clarkson’s show will replace Steve Harvey’s Steve as a lead-in to Ellen on NBC-owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco, Miami, San Diego, Hartford, and Washington D.C.
Described as a “weekday brunch party,” the show will feature guests who wouldn’t typically meet, and will be based in LA and executive produced by Clarkson and her husband, Brandon Blackstock.
“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 he 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.” Having won the inaugural season of American Idol in 2002, Clarkson reigns as one of the most successful winners in the show’s history.