After months of rumors, it has finally been announced that Kelly Clarkson is taking over a legendary daytime time slot. The Emmy-winning talk show host, who has two more nods going into the upcoming 2021 ceremony, recently inked a deal that will have her on the air until 2023. Over 200 stations nationwide air The Kelly Clarkson Show and beginning in 2022, it will take over The Ellen Show‘s coveted time slot that it will have held for 19 straight seasons.
On her May 12th show, Ellen DeGeneres announced that her long-running talk show will be ending next year after its 19th season.
Once she announced her retirement as a talk show host, many people began to speculate who will take over her time slot. The Hollywood Reporter reported last week that Tiffany Haddish, Miley Cyrus and Meghan Trainor were all being considered for her time slot.
On Wednesday (May 26) THR reported that instead of testing a brand-new show at the established time slot, The Kelly Clarkson Show will fill it. Clarkson’s show is only in its second season, but it’s one of the most successful talk shows on the air.
President of NBCUniversal Local, Valari Staab, said, “These are remarkable achievements for a talk show in its second season. We look forward to Ellen DeGeneres’ 19th season paired with Kelly Clarkson for what is sure to be a blockbuster year. By 2022, The Kelly Clarkson Show will be the star of our daytime entertainment schedules and an asset to our early afternoon newscasts.”
Clarkson showcases her incredible singing talent at the start of every episode with “Kellyoke,” where she covers a fan-requested song. Her most recent one was Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain.”
Congratulations to Kelly on this awesome announcement. Check out some of the funniest moments from her show below.