Another American Idol alum officially has her own talk show. The show has been rumored to come for some time after news surfaced that it was in development last year. Jennifer Hudson’s daytime talk show has been sold by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution to Fox Television Stations. The Respect star’s daytime talker also has Hearst Television on board, along with additional station groups representing more than 60% of the country.
Hudson shares her excitement about her new talk show
“I have experienced so much in my life; I’ve seen the highest of the highs, the lowest of the lows, and just about everything in between but as my mother always told me, ‘Once you think you’ve seen it all, just keep on living,’” Hudson said in an official statement received by S&A. “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. 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!”
The Jennifer Hudson Show was announced by Mike Darnell, President of Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, as well as David Decker, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Frank Cicha, Executive Vice President, Programming, Fox Television Stations.
Darnell says that Hudson brings a certain quality to the space that is missing. “Jennifer’s amazing talent, big heart and authenticity shine through in everything she does,” he said. “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.”
“I knew that Jennifer was a force to be reckoned with from the moment I met her nearly 20 years ago,” said Darnell. “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.”
“Daytime has found its Dreamgirl. We are excited to bring Jennifer Hudson to FOX, Hearst and all our broadcast station partners this fall,” said Decker. “Warner Bros. stands as the cornerstone between A-List talent and top tier stations building successful brands that drive audiences.” “As the syndication business continues to go through a major sea change, we need power players to reenergize talk shows and Jennifer Hudson is just that,” said Cicha.
The Jennifer Hudson Show is produced in Los Angeles by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Telepictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution