Kelly Clarkson‘s upcoming talk show now has a showrunner.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the chatfest will be overseen by Alex Duda, who will also serve as executive producer. Duda, the executive producer of both Steve Harvey and The Tyra Banks Show, is a five-time Emmy-winner who’s worked closely with Kelly developing the show.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Duda says, “Kelly Clarkson is America’s celebrity. As our first [American] Idol, Kelly was chosen by us, for us, because of her unique combination of relatability and otherworldly talent.”
She adds, “I love telling stories that entertain and inspire, and I’m thrilled to be able to continue doing so alongside an incredible artist like Kelly.”
The Kelly Clarkson Show debuts in the fall of 2019 in 11 markets, including New York, L.A., Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco, Miami, Washington D.C. and San Diego. In 10 of those 11 markets, the show will air before The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Kelly’s Meaning of Life tour, with opening act Kelsea Ballerini, kicks off January 24 in Oakland, CA. Right now, it’s set to wrap up March 30, leaving Kelly plenty of time to prepare for the talk show launch and season 16 of The Voice.
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