Jennifer Hudson pitching new syndicated talk show – Everett Post

Attention Kelly Clarkson, there is another former American Idol alumna looking to hit talk TV by day.

Jennifer Hudson introduces a new daytime talk show to be produced by the team at The Ellen DeGeneres Show, according to Variety.

While the concept tries to fill the void left by Ellen’s departure, it is being bought as an entirely new series rather than a sequel to the long-running chat show.

Ellen Executive Producer Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly also served as the showrunner on Hudson’s test show, which was recently filmed on the Ellen Stage and is now used as part of the pitch to station groups, sources tell Variety.

The Respect actress also brings an “authentic and natural” attitude to her hosting responsibilities, according to insiders.

DeGeneres announced in May that it would end their long-running, Emmy-winning talk show after 19 seasons when their contract expires in 2022.

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