Kelly Clarkson Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Her New Talk Show
Fans got a sneak peek at The Kelly Clarkson Show's set ahead of its Sept. 9 debut on NBC when the series' namesake conducted a virtual tour on Instagram. Press play above to watch.
Pop and country singer Clarkson is no stranger to television: She won the first season of American Idol in 2002 and currently works as a judge on the TV singing competition The Voice. This time around, however, she'll be hosting a syndicated talk show, made by NBC and aired in the time slot before Ellen DeGeneres' Ellen.
Throughout the behind-the-scenes video clip, Clarkson sounds equally excited and humbled about her first shot as a daytime television host. "I have a show!" she exclaims during the footage. "They ran out of everyone else to ask, but it's fine … I hope I don't suck!"
The Hollywood Reporter announced the show in September of 2018, as a replacement for Steve Harvey's talk show, Steve. THR defines the series as a "weekday brunch party [featuring] celebrity guests, surprises, humor, heart, music and remarkable stories."
“We are very excited to have Kelly Clarkson on our air next fall,” Valari Staab, president of NBCUniversal-owned television stations, tells THR. “She’s genuine, warm, fun and interacts with her fans in a meaningful way. Throughout her career people of all ages and backgrounds have related to her openness, honesty and curiosity. She will be the perfect companion to Ellen, providing an afternoon of great television.”
Per Entertainment Tonight, The Kelly Clarkson Show should reach 99 percent of the country's television viewers. ET also reports that Clarkson will record episodes three times a week in front of an estimated 200 audience members.
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