Kelly Clarkson, the first “American Idol,” launches her own talk show next week with a mix of music, celebrities and ordinary people that she hopes will be more uplifting than the daily news coming out of the United States. The Kelly Clarkson Show, launching on Monday as a daily afternoon show, will add to a resume of the Because of You singer that has included actress, Grammy-winning singer, mentor on The Voice and children’s book author.
The new syndicated daytime show from NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution will debut this fall on NBC O&Os plus stations from Scripps, Hearst, Meredith, Sinclair, Gray, Hubbard, Cox, Tegna, Nexstar, Capital, Dispatch, Graham Media, Block, Watermen, Weigel, Quincy, Bahakel and Bonneville.
The presence of several new shows and their talent at NATPE next week should make for a livelier convention and reassure broadcasters about the health of syndication, one of the cornerstones of their business.
The Kelly Clarkson Show, the Voice judge and Grammy winner’s upcoming daytime talk show, has named Alex Duda executive producer and showrunner. Duda is a five-time Emmy winner who previously worked as executive producer of daytime talkers Steve Harvey and The Tyra Banks Show.
NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution’s nationally syndicated daytime talk show, hosted by Clarkson, will debut in fall 2019. It will lead in to Ellen on many of the NBC stations.