Kelly Clarkson has been ready a lifetime for a second like this — and it’s lastly right here!
Ever since Ellen DeGeneres introduced that she’ll be ending her long-running discuss present in 2022, daytime TV followers have had one query on their minds: Who will exchange her? Well, the reply is lastly right here — NBC has introduced that when Ellen leaves the air, they plan to fill her time slot with (drum roll, please)… Kelly Clarkson! Honestly, is there a extra excellent alternative?
Clarkson will transfer into Ellen’s coveted time slot starting in Fall 2022. TBH, this seems like sort of an improve to me. After all, Ellen determined to finish her present amid intense backlash after lots of her outdated and present staff got here ahead about her present being a poisonous setting. And then there’s Clarkson, an unproblematic queen with the voice of an angel. You like to see it.
Clarkson’s Emmy-winning, hour-long present is at the moment in its second season, however the former American Idol winner has turn into a daytime favourite, even in that quick period of time. Her present was simply renewed in December for 2 extra seasons, which is able to run by way of 2023.
“We look forward to Ellen DeGeneres’ 19th season paired with Kelly Clarkson for what is sure to be a blockbuster year,” Valari Staab, president of NBCUniversal Local, mentioned in an announcement. “By 2022, ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ will be the star of our daytime entertainment schedules and an asset to our early afternoon newscasts.”
Tracie Wilson, government vp for NBCUniversal Syndication Studios, added, “Kelly and our entire production team put their heart, intent and incredible passion into making a show that resonates with people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. We’re working on some big plans for season 3 and are looking forward to becoming the premier show in daytime for years to come.”
Earlier this month, DeGeneres made her first public assertion in regards to the finish of her present sharing that she notified her employees on May 11, and that she would discuss it with Oprah on the May 13 episode of Ellen. She instructed THR, “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.”
Since Ellen introduced the tip of her present, followers have been speculating about who could be tapped to interchange her on NBC’s daytime schedule. Many individuals guessed that it could be Tiffany Haddish, since she’s already stuffed in for Ellen as host of her present on quite a few events. But I don’t suppose there could possibly be a extra excellent decide than Clarkson, who’s considerably new to internet hosting a chat present, however has been completely crushing it nonetheless. This looks as if such a implausible alternative for her, and I’m so excited to see what the long run now holds for one in every of America’s all time favourite stars.