Award-winning musician, singer and actor Harry Connick Jr. is readying a show to roll out in fall 2016, with NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution announcing that the syndicated daytime program has already been sold to the Fox Television Stations.
The show, “Harry,” will debut in national syndication in September 2016. Announcing plans for the entertainment program today was Ed Swindler, President, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and NBC Broadcast Operations.
The show will air on Fox-owned stations in 17 markets and is currently being sold to other station groups, the announcement notes.
Brothers Justin and Eric Stangel, both former head writers and executive producers for the “Late Show with David Letterman,” will serve as executive producers for “Harry.”
Said Connick: “I’m a lucky guy. I get to be a husband to a wonderful wife, a father to three incredible daughters, and an entertainer to the most amazing fans. And now, I’m honored to be able to put smiles on people’s faces on a daily basis. Working with the amazingly talented and hysterical Stangel brothers is a dream come true. ‘Harry’ will be an hour filled with fun, music and laughter. Fasten your seat belts — it’s gonna be one heck of a good time!”
Swindler commented: “We could not be more excited to partner with Harry Connick, Jr. on this multi-faceted entertainment show. We believe Harry will emerge as daytime TV’s most distinctive, talented, relatable, and consistently funny host. The Stangel Brothers’ distinguished writing and producing achievements are second to none. They will add an engaging, upbeat, and comedic energy to this multi-layered program.”
The announcement says of the show: “Drawing inspiration from the family-friendly variety shows of the past, ‘Harry’ will reflect the unparalleled hosting and entertainment skills of Harry Connick, Jr.’s varied career in music, film, television, and Broadway. His goal is to bring the party back to daytime by delivering entertainment and laughter through a variety of segments — from comedic man-on-the-street interviews, live musical performances and parodies, to hilarious stunts and audience participation and surprises. “Harry” is a unique variety program for the new millennium aimed at entertaining the modern daytime audience.”