Jennifer Hudson will host a daytime talk show this fall

Jennifer Hudson, Oscar winner and EBONY digital cover star of September 2021, is set to host her own daytime talk show titled The Jennifer Hudson Show in fall 2022, reports Variety.

Produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, the hour-long syndicated series will air on Fox television stations across the country.

As Variety first reported in November, The Jennifer Hudson Show also comes from production company Ellen Telepictures. Ellen’s executive producers Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly worked as showrunners on Hudson’s test show, which was filmed on stage at DeGeneres last fall. After a bidding war, Fox TV Stations won the rights to the show.

Hudson’s show is set to be the studio’s new flagship talk show following DeGeneres’ retirement following its 19-season run.

“I’ve been through so much in my life; I’ve seen the highest of highs, the lowest of lows, and pretty much everything in between, but like my mom always told me, “Once you think you’ve seen it all, keep going. to live,” Hudson said. in a statement Wednesday. “People from all over the world have been part of my journey since the beginning 20 years ago, and I’m so ready to join their journey as we sit down and talk about the things that inspire and move us all. I’ve always loved people and look forward to connecting on a deeper level and allowing the audience to see the different sides of who I am, the human being, in return. And I couldn’t be more thrilled to do so alongside this incredible team. We’re going to have fun and shake things up a bit!

Mike Darnell, chairman of Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, expressed excitement for the launch of The Jennifer Hudson Show.

“I knew Jennifer was a force to be reckoned with from the moment I met her nearly 20 years ago. From her Grammy-winning music career to her Oscar-winning acting career, the talent incredible, Jennifer’s big heart and genuineness shines through in everything she does. I’m thrilled to work with her in this new role. She’s a natural person and I know the audience will welcome her into their home all of them. days.

The talk show news is the latest accomplishment in a banner year for Hudson who recently won Entertainer of the Year at the 53rd NAACP Image Awards for portraying Aretha Franklin on Respect.

Frank Cicha, executive vice president of programming at Fox Television Stations, said Hudson could be the new voice in the world of daytime talk shows.

“As the syndication industry continues to undergo dramatic change, we need powerful players to reinvigorate talk shows, and Jennifer Hudson is just that,” Cicha said.

This story was first published by Ebony

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