A rock star (or pop star, depending on your point of view) with a long string of No. 1 hits under his belt as half of one of the biggest musical acts of the 1970s is bringing his Web-based show to TV, Billboard reports.
The musical star is Daryl Hall, half of the hugely successful act Hall & Oates. He’s getting his show, "Live From Daryl’s House," ready for its syndicated launch this Saturday, Sept. 24, the story reports.
The show, which features music and talk, has only been on TV once before — on New Year’s Eve 2010, on WGN America and WGN local in Chicago. In its national debut it will be syndicated in 95 markets, according to the piece.
Hall told Billboard, "This is the logical extension of what we started with a flip cam. Television is still a big factor in getting to a lot of people, so I think that I’m going to get a slightly different audience showing it on television. I think that it will be perceived slightly differently, but the numbers are obviously going to get bigger and bigger just being on television."
"Live From Daryl’s House" will be in 16 of the Top 20 television markets in the U.S., including WPIX in New York, KTLA in Los Angeles, WGN in Chicago, KYW in Philadelphia and KDAF in Dallas. More affiliates are expected to be added in the future.
With partner John Oates as Hall & Oates, Hall racked up a series of top hits including “Private Eyes,” “Rich Girl,” “Maneater” and “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do).”