Kelly Clarkson to take over Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show slot
Tracie Wilson, executive vice president of NBCUniversal Syndication Studios, described Clarkson’s show in a statement as “one of first-run syndication’s most optimistic success stories.”
“Kelly and our entire production team have poured their hearts, intentions and incredible passion into creating a show that resonates with people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds,” Wilson continued.
It’s not uncommon for a daytime talk show to be canceled after a few seasons, with a few exceptions led by DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey and Rachael Ray. While speaking to The Washington Post’s Emily Yahr shortly after her show‘s debut, Clarkson said she was unaware of the ratings battle before taking it on, but her focus remains. somewhere else anyway.
“I love what I do, and it’s going to work sometimes and it’s not going to work sometimes,” Clarkson said, later adding, “It’s like being on tour: there’s going to be shows where I feel like a magical unicorn, and everything went so well and my voice was perfect. Then there will be shows that aren’t. And that doesn’t make you a good performer or a bad performer, or even inconsistent. It just makes you human.