So, Kelly Clarkson’s eponymous show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, will take control of the daytime slot Ellen Degeneres holds on NBC after the latter ends her run after this season.
This heartwarming news was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter which reports that the former American Idol winner and current TV host will take over the coveted daytime slot in fall 2022 on NBC-owned stations across the country. It is worthy to note that Clarkson’s show already airs on 200 stations across the country, but this upgrade will likely see its ratings increase when it switches timeslots.
This news comes after Ellen announced the end of her long standing talk show after a 19-season run. She had said that “as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore.”
“These are remarkable achievements for a talk show in its second season,” said NBCUniversal Local Presiden Valari Staab. “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.”
Congratulations to Kelly Clarkson!