'The Kelly Clarkson Show': Release date, plot, cast, news and everything else about NBC's new daytime talk show
The talk show is set to be a combination of interviews and musical performances which will involve both celebrities and regular people
The new nationally syndicated daytime program 'The Kelly Clarkson Show' has been sold in 99% of the U.S. prior to its September 9 premiere it was announced today by Tracie Wilson, EVP, Creative Affairs, NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution. The one-hour daytime talk show has already been sold to more than 200 stations, including those in the top 165 markets. The show will be produced and taped in front of a live audience on the Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles.
This past weekend Clarkson wrapped her 27-city 'Meaning of Life' tour to strong reviews in large arenas in front of sold-out audiences. Clarkson’s down-home charm and freewheeling style connected with her fans all over the country. As it is set to hit television soon, here's everything you need to know about Clarkson's upcoming talk show:
The show is set to premiere Monday, September 9, this year.
The talk show is set to be a combination of interviews and musical performances which will involve both celebrities and regular people, like 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'. According to a press release by NBC, "In her new daytime talk show, Clarkson uses her gift of connection to bring viewers something new: A fun, energetic show that breaks with tradition. In each episode, audiences will experience an hour full of remarkable stories, celebrity guests, spontaneous surprises, humor, heart and, of course, good music! It's like a weekday brunch party with a fascinating guest list of people who would otherwise never meet."
The singer herself stated: "I love connecting with people, playing games, music and finding ways to help or give back to communities/organizations, having my own talk show where I get to do all of these things is pretty much a dream job!"
Alex Duda, executive producer of 'The Kelly Clarkson Show', said: "The show is going to be the essence of Kelly — fun, funny, upbeat, disarming. Equal parts humor and heart. Kelly has something to say to the daytime audience that is unlike anybody else in the daypart right now. She’s a 36-year-old mom living in a blended family. She’s living a big life right now at the top of her career trajectory. I think of this combined gives our show a really big advantage.”
Clarkson is all set and excited to host her new show, and her social posts are subtle claims of that. The Texas-born singer is no stranger when it comes to country music, as she is best known for her ability to connect with the crowd.
After winning the inaugural season of 'American Idol' in 2002, she sold over 25 million albums and 45 million singles worldwide. Her accolades include three Grammy Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, four American Music Awards, and two Academy of Country Music Awards. Billboard hailed Clarkson as "one of pop music's greatest singers" and honored her with the Powerhouse Award for her vocals.
Clarkson's show has a pretty strong team which includes five-time Emmy winner Alex Duda. According to Tracie Wilson, EVP Creative Affairs at NBC Universal TV Distribution, "Alex was instrumental in developing The Kelly Clarkson Show with us and brings so much talent, daytime TV experience, creativity and heart to this project. Alex’s wide range of producing expertise, combined with her talent of inspiring storytelling, is a perfect complement to Kelly Clarkson’s strengths as a talk show host."
As for Duda, she claimed Clarkson is "America's celebrity". "As our first ‘Idol,’ Kelly was chosen by us, for us, because of her unique combination of relatability and otherworldly talent. I love telling stories that entertain and inspire, and I’m thrilled to be able to continue doing so alongside an incredible artist like Kelly.”
While the show has already been sold to more than 200 stations, Clarkson told Ellen DeGeneres, she was "oddly comfortable" filming the first episode. She said, "I do need to learn, and I have literally been watching ... all of your episodes and Oprah's and everyone’s, because I’m like, 'How do I listen?' I was not good at listening. I just don’t shut up."
Moreover, she revealed that every episode will open with a song that she sings and the band is actually her on-tour band. Apparently, the pilot episode will include Chloe Grace Moretz, Josh Groban and Terry Crews, as well as a group of quilting ladies from North Carolina, a homeless shelter employee and a couple who was having trouble in the bedroom.
Although there is no official trailer of the show, Clarkson has time and again given us a glimpse of it on her social media accounts. Watch the video below, where she talks about the upcoming talk show:
Where to watch:
The hour-long show will air at 2 p.m. ET, right before 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' at 3, on NBC. 'The Kelly Clarkson Show' is produced and distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution with Alex Duda serving as executive producer and showrunner. Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock are also executive producers.