The name Jennifer Hudson is well associated with the greats in the music industry. The singer has swept home numerous awards throughout her storied career, including a Daytime Emmy Award, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Grammy Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
The music icon celebrated her 40th birthday mark last September, heralding her decision to branch out into a whole different part of the entertainment industry. Jennifer Hudson will now premiere her eponymous show on Fox Television Stations this fall.
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“The Jennifer Hudson Show”
“The Jennifer Hudson Show” is produced by Telepictures, who also created Ellen DeGeneres’s self-titled daytime program. Hudson’s test show, which was taped last fall on DeGeneres’ stage, was run by executive producers Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly of “Ellen.” Since then, the show has been sold to various station groups, with Fox TV Stations emerging victorious among the interested investors.
Hudson’s show will also debut on Hearst Television and other station groupings, covering more than 60% of the country’s tv providers. Already, the new piece has garnered hype from fans as a replacement for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which ends its 19 seasons run this year.
Once DeGeneres departs her daytime show’s stage for the last time, Hudson’s one-hour talker is primed to be the studio’s new star daytime talk show. A lot was invested in its production, and the showrunners are hoping it would compete favorably with other top daytime shows on air.
Jennifer Hudson Can’t-Wait To Connect Deeply With The Audience
In a recent statement, the Hollywood Walk of Fame alumni rightly described her life’s journey in relation to the upcoming show. She also promised fans that they were in for a treat when the daytime talker premieres.
“People from around the world have been a part of my journey from the beginning — twenty years ago — and I’m so ready to join their journey as we sit down and talk about the things that inspire and move us all,” she said.
“I have always loved people, and I cannot wait to connect on a deeper level and let audiences see the different sides of who I am, the human being, in return. And I couldn’t be more thrilled to do it alongside this incredible team. We’re about to have a lot of fun and shake things up a little bit!”
Mike Darnell Of Warner Bros. Praises Hudson
Hudson’s program is a sort of reunion between herself and Mike Darnell, Warner Bros.’ president of unscripted and alternative television. Darnell was the longstanding president of alternative at Fox, where he handled the vast “Idol” series, before switching to Warner Bros. Hudson was a contestant on the show’s third season in 2004. While she didn’t win, it laid the ground for her career to take off.
“I knew that Jennifer was a force to be reckoned with from the moment I met her nearly 20 years ago,” Darnell said while announcing the upcoming show. “From her Grammy-winning career in music to her Oscar-winning acting career, Jennifer’s amazing talent, big heart, and authenticity shine through in everything she does. I am thrilled to be working with her in this new role. She’s a natural, and I know audiences will embrace her in their homes every day.”
Warner Bros. Showrunners Are Excited To Bring On Hudson
Although Hudson has had several appearances on stage as an actor, “The Jennifer Hudson Show” serves as her first foray into hosting her own show. However, following one of the showrunner’s statements, Hudson’s lack of hosting experience will not dampen the expectations for the program.
“Daytime has found its Dreamgirl,” David Decker, executive vice president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. “We are excited to bring Jennifer Hudson to Fox, Hearst, and all our broadcast station partners this fall. Warner Bros. stands as the cornerstone between A-list talent and top tier stations building successful brands that drive audiences.”
At the moment, the showrunners have not revealed the possible features added to the show. Fans will have to keep their fingers crossed until the show debuts later this year.
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