The Kelly Clarkson Show

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The Kelly Clarkson Show
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GenreVariety talk show
Created byPaul Telegdy
Directed byJoe Terry
Presented byKelly Clarkson
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes249 (as of December 18, 2020) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Alex Duda[1]
Production locationsUniversal City, Los Angeles, California
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time43 minutes
Production companiesNBCUniversal Television Distribution (2019–2020)
NBCUniversal Syndication Studios (2020–present)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution (2019–2020)
NBCUniversal Syndication Studios (2020–present)
Release
Original networkSyndication
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereophonic
Original releaseSeptember 9, 2019 (2019-09-09) –
present (present)
External links
Website

The Kelly Clarkson Show is an American daytime television variety talk show hosted by American singer Kelly Clarkson. The show also features segments about "everyday people".[2] Produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Television, it premiered on September 9, 2019, in first-run syndication. The show earned three Daytime Emmy Awards at the 47th Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host for Clarkson.

Concept[edit]

The program's press release states that "In her new daytime talk show, Kelly Clarkson uses her gift of connection to bring viewers something new: a fun, energetic show that breaks with tradition. In each episode audiences will experience an hour full of remarkable stories, celebrity guests, spontaneous surprises, humor, heart and, of course, good music. It's like a weekday brunch party with a fascinating guest list of people who would otherwise never meet."[3]

Production[edit]

Paul Telegdy, who was NBCUniversal's president of Alternative Programming, had originally scouted Clarkson to serve as a mentor, and later a coach, on NBC's music competition series The Voice. As part of a corporate restructuring, Telegdy additionally became the head of NBCUniversal's syndication division in late 2016.[4]

Despite being reluctant at first, Clarkson accepted the offer for the series in an effort to "connect with people, play games, music and find ways to help or give back to communities/organizations."[3][5] She also sought advice from various television presenters, including Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon, Ellen DeGeneres, and Blake Shelton.[5] On August 6, 2018, it was reported by Broadcasting & Cable that Clarkson had filmed a pilot for the talk show that was later offered for syndication, broadcast on another platform, or both.[6] Celebrities such as Josh Groban, Terry Crews, and Chloë Grace Moretz were reported to have participated as her guests on the pilot.[7] She is also accompanied by her touring band for her musical performances in the program, which includes a barn-like studio as a reflection to her "country roots".[8][7] Clarkson also revealed the talk show will be opened by audience-requested covers of various songs.[5][9]

On September 19, 2018, NBC Owned Television Stations announced that it had picked up the program; it replaced Steve Harvey's eponymous talk show on most NBC owned-and-operated stations, with a number of stations owned by E. W. Scripps Company likewise using it as a replacement for that station group's Pickler & Ben.[10] From Kellyoke/Quaraoke to What I'm Liking.[11] Alex Duda, previously a showrunner of The Tyra Banks Show and Harvey's 2012–2017 talk show, was commissioned to be the program's executive producer.[1] In November 2019, the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on September 21, 2020.[12]

Midway through the first season, production on the show was suspended on March 13, 2020, after the World Health Organization announced the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. The show resumed production in April of the same year, with multiple episodes being recorded from Clarkson's home in Montana, then later at her Southern California home. The show continued in production for its first season into August, when traditionally, most syndicated talk shows are dark.[13] Clarkson returned to studio-shot shows in September 2020, with a virtual studio audience.[14]

On December 15, 2020, the show was renewed through 2023.[15]

Episodes[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

For its first season, The Kelly Clarkson Show was commissioned for broadcast in virtually all television markets in the United States, with the NBC Owned Television Stations serving as its primary affiliate base, along with the Citytv television system in Canada.[16][17] On most of NBC's stations, it is positioned as a lead-in program to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, or as a centerpiece program leading into local afternoon newscasts. The series also airs the same day on Bravo as part of its overnight programming, while NBC stations and affiliates carrying The Kelly Clarkson Show also have the option to carry a late night repeat in lieu of an encore of Today with Hoda & Jenna.[1] Overseas, Bravo's sister networks in Norway and New Zealand also carry the program.[18][19]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

On its pilot week, The Kelly Clarkson Show premiered with over 2.6 million viewers and a 1.6 household rating according to Nielsen Media Research—the best premiere rating for a new first-run syndicated program since Katie in 2012.[20]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2020 10th Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Talk Show The Kelly Clarkson Show Nominated [21]
47th Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Nominated [22]
Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host Kelly Clarkson Won
Outstanding Directing in a Talk, Entertainment, News, or Morning Program Joseph C. Terry Nominated
Outstanding Lighting Direction Darren Langer Won
Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design Kevin Grace, Emily Auble, James Connelly, David Eckert Won
Outstanding Technical Team The Kelly Clarkson Show Nominated
Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing Nominated
46th People's Choice Awards The Daytime Talk Show of 2020 The Kelly Clarkson Show Nominated [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Five-time Emmy Awardwinner Alex Duda has been named executive producer for "The Kelly Clarkson Show,"". NBCUniversal Media Village (Press release). November 20, 2018. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Here's What You Need To Know About Kelly Clarkson's Upcoming Talk Show". Talent Recap. June 17, 2019. Retrieved July 7, 2019.
  3. ^ a b ""The Kelly Clarkson Show" Sold to the NBC Owned Television Station Group". The Futon Critic (Press release). September 19, 2018. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 19, 2018). "Kelly Clarkson After watching shows on 3//2420220 I aalsoSyndicated Talk Show Set For Fall 2019 Launch On NBC Stations, Replaces Steve Harvey Talker". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Kelly Clarkson Spills Details On Her New Talk Show: 'All My Worlds Are Coming Together'". Access Online. NBCUniversal. September 19, 2018. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (August 6, 2018). "Kelly Clarkson Shooting Daytime Talk Show Pilot For Possible 2019 Launch – Report". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Robertson, Mark (August 17, 2018). "Kelly Clarkson films a pilot for a new talk show". WYKZ. iHeartMedia. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
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  9. ^ Hines, Ree (September 19, 2018). "Kelly Clarkson reveals exciting details about her new talk show". The Today Show. NBCUniversal. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  10. ^ "Kelly Clarkson Daytime Talk Show to Debut on NBC Stations in Fall 2019". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 19, 2018). "Kelly Clarkson Syndicated Talk Show Set For Fall 2019 Launch On NBC Stations, Replaces Steve Harvey Talker". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  12. ^ Ausiello, Michael (November 18, 2019). "The Kelly Clarkson Show Renewed". TVLine. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  13. ^ Thorne, Will (April 6, 2020). "'The Kelly Clarkson Show' to Continue Airing Weekly Episodes Through Spring". Variety. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  14. ^ White, Peter (August 21, 2020). "'The Kelly Clarkson Show' Heads Back To Studio For Season 2, Brings In Virtual Audience". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 21, 2020.
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (December 15, 2020). "'The Kelly Clarkson Show' Renewed Through 2023 By NBCUniversal". Deadline. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  16. ^ Thorne, Will (November 18, 2019). "The Kelly Clarkson Show Renewed for Season 2 by NBCUniversal". Variety. PMC. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  17. ^ "The Kelly Clarkson Show". Citytv. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
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  19. ^ "What's on Bravo Tomorrow". New Zealand City Ltd. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  20. ^ Albiniak, Paige (September 10, 2019). "Syndication Ratings: Kelly Clarkson Makes Best Debut Since 2012". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  21. ^ Hammond, Pete (December 8, 2019). "'The Irishman','Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' Lead Critics Choice Nominations; Netflix Dominates With 61 Nods In Movies And TV". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 9, 2019.
  22. ^ "Nominees Announced for the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Press release). May 21, 2020. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  23. ^ Dawn, Randee (October 1, 2020). "Here are the nominees for the 2020 People's Choice Awards". Today Show. Retrieved October 17, 2020.