A popular daytime talk show has just received the green light for a new season. Announcing the renewal today of “Pickler & Ben” for season two, Cater Lee, vice president of programming for Scripps, said: “Kellie and Ben are a breath of fresh air in the daytime space, and audiences have loved watching them bring this fun, dynamic show to life.”
The Nashville-based show is hosted by country music star Kellie Pickler and Emmy Award-winning television personality Ben Aaron.
“Recorded in front of a live studio audience, ‘Pickler & Ben’ features the best in lifestyle and entertainment,” the company said in today’s announcement. “In its first season, which debuted Sept. 18, 2017, ‘Pickler & Ben’ has featured a roster of celebrity guests including Dolly Parton, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Molly Sims, Christian Siriano, Cat Cora, Reba McEntire, Duff Goldman, Ty Pennington and more.”
Added Lee: “The creators’ vision that a show originating from Middle America would appeal to viewers everywhere was spot on, and we are seeing that in just a few months it is already outperforming many long-established talk shows in key demos and on social media. I am delighted that we are recommitting for a second season.”
“Pickler & Ben” is produced by Faith Hill; co-founder of Happy Street Entertainment, Lisa Erspamer; and president and CEO of Sandbox Entertainment Jason Owen, in partnership with Scripps. Award-winning director Joe Terry (“The Oprah Winfrey Show”) directs, with Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution distributing the show in national syndication.