Jennifer Hudson reveals premiere date for new daytime talk show
New EGOT Winner Jennifer Hudson revealed the premiere date for his upcoming daytime talk show.
The Jennifer Hudson Showwhich was first announced in March, will arrive via syndication to 95% of the United States starting September 12 — and as Hudson noted on social media, that’s also his birthday.
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The singer’s foray into daytime TV has already been heralded as the replacement for Ellen Degeneres’ long-running show, which ended May 26: Not only is Hudson filming in the same Los Angeles studio as Degeneres, but a trio of that program’s executive producers — Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner, and Corey Palent — have signed on as showrunners for The Jennifer Hudson Show.
Hudson is the second American Idol contestant turned music superstar to head into daytime television, following Kelly Clarkson. “I’ve been through so much in my life; I’ve seen the highest of highs, the lowest of lows, and pretty much everything in between, but like my mom always told me, “Once you think you’ve seen it all, keep going. to live,” Hudson previously said in a statement.
“People from all over the world have been part of my journey since the beginning – twenty years ago – and I am so ready to join their journey as we sit down and talk about the things that inspire and move us all. I’ve always loved people and look forward to connecting on a deeper level and allowing the audience to see the different sides of who I am, the human being, in return. And I couldn’t be more thrilled to do so alongside this incredible team. We’re going to have fun and shake things up a bit!
Earlier this week, Hudson was the latest artist to become an EGOT winner – Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards – when she received a Tony for her role as producer in Best Musical A strange loop. In 2021, the actress won a Daytime Emmy Award for Baba Yagawhich won Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program, but she’ll be aiming to add more Emmys to her track record with the new daytime show.
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