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Kelly Clarkson will take over Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show spot in 2022

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Kelly Clarkson is all set to take over Ellen DeGeneres’ time slot on the television talk show circuit in 2022.

According to People, the singer’s NBC show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” will take the place of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which will end its 19th and final season in 2022.

The president of NBCUniversal Local, Valari Staab, told The Hollywood Reporter that “These are remarkable achievements for a talk show in its second season. We look forward to Ellen DeGeneres’ 19th season paired with Kelly Clarkson for what is sure to be a blockbuster year. By 2022, ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ will be the star of our daytime entertainment schedules and an asset to our early afternoon newscasts.”

Clarkson’s new talk show is owned and produced by the syndication arm of NBC. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the show is expected to move into DeGeneres’ spot in the fall of 2022.

While talking to The Hollywood Reporter, executive VP of NBCUniversal Syndication Studios said that “‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ is one of the most optimistic success stories in first-run syndication. It is a treasured part of NBCUniversal Syndication Studios offering and we are proud to partner with the NBC Owned Television Stations group to continue the show’s success.”

Clarkson, who is 39 years old, won the first season of “American Idol” in 2002-03. In April of 2003, she released her debut album, “Thankful.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has broadcast her talk show on 200 stations in major markets across the country.

DeGeneres, 63, confirmed on May 11 that the 19th season of her show would be her final one. Her statement came nearly a year after the programme was dogged by accusations of workplace toxicity, according to People.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, this followed a BuzzFeed article published on July 16, 2020, alleging “an overall toxic work culture” that included allegations of racism and unfair firing. Variety published an article in April on how legacy crew members were treated during the coronavirus quarantine. According to E! Online, some employees said they were dismissed after taking medical leave or bereavement days, and that executive producers showed bias to them.

Despite the criticism, DeGeneres said she loves the show fondly, which premiered in 2003.

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, DeGeneres said “It’s going to be really hard on the last day, but I also know it’s time. When 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 me.”

Written by: Z Radio Live News


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