Jennifer Hudson has a familiar face running her new talk show


Jennifer HudsonThere is much to be proud of. Tony Award winner, she has now achieved EGOT status and is moving into television daytime. She’ll be vying for a crown left behind by Ellen DeGeneres, and Hudson’s scooping up some of DeGeneres’s beloved co-workers. Here’s what’s going on.

Who Will Be on Top?

Networks are eagerly awaiting the announcement of who will be daytime’s king, just as DeGeneres succeeded Oprah. Kelly Clarkson has the strongest case. Even before DeGeneres went into retirement, Clarkson was a rating powerhouse bringing a warmth not seen since the halcyon days of Rose O’Donnell.

There’s also Drew Barrymore. Ratings have never been outstanding for Drew Barrymore. Drew Barrymore ShowThe power brokers have not pulled the plug. Her show is more Jimmy Fallon-like than the rest. A new Titan is coming soon.

Jennifer Hudson with Big Help

Last November, news came out about Hudson signing a daytime talk show deal with Warner Bros. She’s got an incredible professional pedigree and is a natural talker. The latest news just came in. The Jennifer Hudson ShowThe premiere will be on September 12th. What’s more, Hudson was able to bring some big names from Ellen DeGeneres ShowYou are welcome to join the fold.

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Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner and Corey Palent bring their Emmy-winning expertise to the role of executive producers and showrunners. Connelly, Lassner and Palent have worked together as executive producers on DeGeneres from 2003 to 2019. Palent earned that job title in 2019. Fans of Ellen DeGeneres ShowLassner is a name to be remembered. Lassner was a regular on-screen talent for DeGeneres over many years. There were many memorable moments between their natural chemistry, including one that caused tears. ‘5 Second Rule.’

Wait, DeGeneres Producers? Isn’t That Bad?

You’d be hard-pressed to find producers more equipped to run a daytime talk show than Lassner, Connelly, and Palent. Those are the terms “Ellen” “producer”This sentence could remind people of the toxic workplace scandal. Two executive producers were fired in the scandal’s fallout: Ed Glavin and Kevan Leman. As far as we know, Hudson isn’t knowingly bringing any bad apples on board her new show.

Hudson will only know if she can find her niche within the busy world of daytime chat. With Clarkson taking DeGenres’ timeslot in most regions, Hudson can stroll into the now vacant position just an hour earlier. The combination of American IdolAdvertisers and viewers alike could find alums captivating.

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