Karamo, Sherri and The Jennifer Hudson Show are some of the new kids on the block, but they’re returning to the genre’s roots.
What veteran TV executive Frank Cicha terms daytime’s “re-rack” has created openings for The Jennifer Hudson Show and Sherri, with Sherri Shepherd, both debuting Monday, and Karamo with Karamo Brown of Queer Eye fame, starting Sept. 19. They are joining a daytime lineup that includes continuing talk-variety series The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Drew Barrymore Show, Tamron Hall and ratings leaders The View, Dr. Phil and Live with Kelly and Ryan.
Karamo, a new daily talk show from NBCUniversal starring Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown, is on track to debut nationally in syndication this fall with the show sold in 90% of the country. The new series, which replaces NBCU’s long-running Maury in many timeslots across the country, has been sold to station groups including Nexstar, Weigel, Sinclair, Tegna, Sunbeam, Hearst, Scripps, Capital, Bahakel, Block, CW Plus and Mission Broadcasting.