A new talk show with a high-profile host is gaining momentum ahead of its scheduled fall debut. B&C reports that NBCUniversal’s “Harry,” built around singer Harry Connick Jr., is now sold in more than 90% of the country.
The show is set to premiere in national broadcast syndication Sept. 12. The program will originate from Manhattan, and will feature Connick’s live band. “Eric and Justin Stangel, who formerly executive produced CBS’s ‘Late Show with David Letterman,’ are executive producers, along with Connick, Jr., and Ann Marie Wilkins,” the report notes.
The program will air on Fox-owned stations in top markets, where it is likely to run in late-afternoon slots. CBS Tribune and NBC-owned stations also recently signed on, joining a long list of station groups including Sinclair, Scripps, Media General, Hubbard, Cox, Nexstar, Gray and Hearst.