Warner Bros. Discovery announced on Wednesday that The Jennifer Hudson Show will return for a second season on Fox Television Stations in fall of 2023.
Hearst Television, along with other station partners, also renewed the afternoon talk show for season two, which covers more than 60% of the country together with Fox.
Hosted by American Idol alum and former The Voice coach Jennifer Hudson, The Jennifer Hudson Show debuted as the 2022-23 season’s #1 new first-run series for the premiere week of September 12 with households and total viewers and is the #1 new first-run strip this 2022-2023 season in average weekly reach, reaching a 5.2 million total P2+ weekly viewers on average.
The series was the only new program nominated for a 2022 People’s Choice Award in the Daytime Talk Show category. During the show’s freshman season, Jennifer was also honored as one of People Magazine’s “People of the Year” and one of Glamour’s “Women of the Year.”
I am so thrilled to take it to the next level
Jennifer said in a press statement: “Working on this show alongside my incredible team and our amazing partners has been one of the greatest joys of my career. We have been on this journey together from day one and I am so thrilled to take it to the next level. I could not be more grateful to audiences across America for letting me into their homes every day as we empower and inspire one another. I can’t wait to show you what we have up our sleeves in season two!”
Mike Darnell, now President, Warner Bros. Unscripted Television but who served as FOX reality programming chief when Jennifer competed on Idol said: “Jennifer is an incredible talent and can literally accomplish anything she sets her sights on. This show is second to none because of her and all of the talented producers and crew who work daily to make every single episode special. A season two pick-up this early on proves that this show is here to stay.”
Jennifer Hudson is the youngest female EGOT winner in history. She competed on American Idol season 3 in 2004 and also served as coach on both the U.S. and UK versions of The Voice. In 2007, Jennifer won an Oscar for her role as Effie in Dreamgirls, an adaptation of the Broadway musical.
Watch Jennifer tearfully announce The Jennifer Hudson Show’s season 2 renewal below.