A new talk show that’s coming this fall has been sold in more than 80% of the U.S. ahead of its national syndication debut. NBCUniversal announced that the daytime talker “The Kelly Clarkson Show” hit the mark.
“As previously announced, this new daily, one-hour talk show starring Kelly Clarkson, a multi-talented, Grammy Award-winning artist, will air as the lead-in to ‘Ellen’ on the NBC-owned television stations,” the company said. “‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ will also air on leading station groups across the country, including Scripps, Hearst, Meredith, Sinclair, Gray, Hubbard, Cox, Tegna, Nexstar, Capital, Dispatch, Graham Media, Block, Watermen, Weigel, Quincy, Bahakel and Bonneville. Newly added major market stations include KOMO Seattle, WXYZ Detroit, KTVK Phoenix, WKYC Cleveland, WBAL Baltimore, WTVF Nashville, WDRB Louisville, WJXT Jacksonville and many more.”
The announcement adds: “Clarkson is bringing her enthusiastic, funny and unfiltered voice to daytime TV. In her new talk show, Clarkson uses her gift of connection to unite people, from all walks of life, into a funny and very real ‘weekday hang.’ Coupled with heart-warming stories, live musical performances, games and big surprises, ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ seeks to uplift the daytime viewer and make the world a little bit smaller by reminding everyone of all the good things we have in common.”
As she readies for the show, Clarkson will be interviewing local heroes, fans and some surprise guests live on stage during her upcoming “Meaning of Life” tour. The interviews will be streamed on her Facebook Live web series, “A Minute and a Glass of Wine.”
From Los Angeles, “The Kelly Clarkson Show” is produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution with Alex Duda serving as executive producer and showrunner. Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock are also executive producers.