Coming off the heels of achieving EGOT status, Jennifer Hudson has announced the premiere date for her new talk show.
The Jennifer Hudson Show will make its debut September 12 on FOX, according to Variety. The daytime talk show will be run by much of the former production team of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which recently ended after 19 years on air.
Hudson's upcoming show will also hail from the same studio where Ellen was taped on the Warner Bros. lot.
The Tony award winner will serve as an executive producer on her show along with former Ellen showrunners Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner and Corey Palent.
Mike Darnell, president of Warner Bros. Unscripted Television,said in a statement, “With Jennifer’s incredible talents, and the addition of Lisa, Graehme, Walter and Shani to the producing team, I know this show is going to be fantastic and I’m excited for what’s to come.”
Darnell, who was first introduced to Hudson when she was an American Idol contestant, said he knew that the singer would make a great host.
“I knew who she was, and she’s still a Chicago native who is down to earth, authentic, easygoing and funny as hell,” Darnell told Variety. “I knew we could translate that into a talk show.”
The Warner Bros. president added, “We did the pilot and I’ve got to tell you, she was great. I had not experienced that since I’ve been here.”
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