Kelly Clarkson Heir Apparent: Will Take Over Ellen’s Talk Show Time Slot

THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW -- Episode 4050 -- Pictured: Kelly Clarkson -- (Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal)
Pictured: Kelly Clarkson — (Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal)

The Kelly Clarkson Show” has earned its dominance in daytime by hitting every benchmark for success since it premiered as the most watched talk show in seven years. The hour-long program, hosted by American Idol OG winner and The Voice coach, Kelly Clarkson,  is positioned to headline daytime in leading time periods by Fall 2022.

In other words, the show will take over the Ellen Degeneres Show time period on NBC Owned stations when that show ends after the 2021-2022 season.

“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,” said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Local.

Tracie Wilson, Executive Vice President, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios said, “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. 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.”

The afternoon talker received three Daytime Emmy wins for its first season on the air, including a win for Kelly, who was crowned Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.

Additionally, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced yesterday that The Kelly Clarkson Show received six 2021 Daytime Emmy nominations so far, which will be presented at the 48th annual Daytime Emmy ceremony on June 25.

Nominations include Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show, Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host, Outstanding Original Song, Outstanding Lighting Direction, Outstanding Live and Direct-to-Tape Sound Mixing and Outstanding Art Direction/Set Direction/Scenic Design.

The Kelly Clarkson Show is currently in its second season and was renewed in December 2020 for an additional two seasons, through 2023.

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