Kelly Clarkson to reprise Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show spot in 2022 – KIRO 7 News Seattle
Kelly Clarkson has been chosen to take over Ellen DeGeneres’ time slot on the TV talk show circuit next year.
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The singer’s NBC series, “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” will replace “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which will complete its 19th and final season in 2022, People reported.
âThese are remarkable accomplishments for a talk show in its second season,â Valari Staab, president of NBCUniversal Local, told The Hollywood Reporter. âWe look forward to the 19th season of Ellen DeGeneres with Kelly Clarkson for what is sure to be a successful year. By 2022, ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show will be the star of our daytime entertainment programs and a highlight for our early afternoon news broadcasts.
The Clarkson show, which is owned and produced by the syndication arm of NBC, will relocate in place of DeGeneres in the fall of 2022, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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“‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ is one of the most optimistic success stories in first-run syndication,” Tracie Wilson, executive vice president of NBCUniversal Syndication Studios, told Hollywood Reporter. âThis is a valuable part of NBCUniversal Syndication Studios’ offering and we are proud to partner with NBC Owned Television Stations to continue the success of the show. “
Clarkson, 39, won the inaugural season of âAmerican Idolâ in 2002-03. She released her debut album, “Thankful” in April 2003. Her talk show was broadcast by NBC in major markets nationwide on 200 stations, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
On May 11, DeGeneres, 63, announced that his show’s 19th season would be his last. His announcement came nearly a year after the program became embroiled in controversy over allegations of workplace toxicity, People reported.
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It came after a BuzzFeed story on July 16, 2020, which alleged “a global toxic work culture” that included accusations of racism and unfair dismissal, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This followed an April report from Variety that looked at the treatment of inherited crew members during the coronavirus lockdown. Several staff said they were fired after taking medical leave or days of mourning and being the victim of favoritism from executive producers, E! Online reported.
Despite the controversy, DeGeneres said she had fond memories of the series, which debuted in 2003.
âIt’s going to be really tough on the last day, but I also know it’s about time,â DeGeneres told The Hollywood Reporter. âWhen you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore. I need something new to challenge myself.
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