Has daytime TV been waiting for a moment like this?
Singer Kelly Clarkson is getting her own syndicated daytime talk show. Eyeing a fall 2019 launch, The Kelly Clarkson Show will be produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.
The new talker helmed by the American Idol alum will feature a mix of celebrity guests, “remarkable” stories, and — hello — music. If that doesn’t make you catch your breath, Clarkson talked more about it during her appearance Tuesday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, declaring that it’s “going to be a little different than anything that’s been on.”
In an official statement announcing the news, Clarkson said: “I love connecting with people, playing games, music and finding ways to help or give back to communities/organisations. Having my own talk show where I get to do all of these things is pretty much a dream job!”
The show has been picked up by 11 NBC-owned television stations in major markets, including KNBC Los Angeles, and will serve as a lead-in to stalwart Ellen on nearly all of them.
In addition to her talk show hosting duties, Clarkson will serve as an executive producer of the LA-based show, along with her husband, Brandon Blackstock.
But this doesn’t mean Clarkson is walking away from her music projects. She recently announced the 2019 US tour for her eighth studio album, Meaning of Life.
And she’ll return as a coach for season 15 of NBC’s music competition series The Voice.
Clarkson becomes the latest star hoping to find success in the daytime TV market that has proven to be a tough space for big names including Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira and, most recently, Harry Connick Jr.