NBC Has a Replacement Show for Ellen

Kelly Clarkson's talk show will take over DeGeneres' time slot in 2022
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2021 1:00 AM CDT
Updated May 27, 2021 3:44 AM CDT
Kelly Clarkson's Show Replacing Ellen
Masked crew members style host Kelly Clarkson during a commercial break at the Billboard Music Awards, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Kelly Clarkson's talk show will replace Ellen DeGeneres' in its time slot on NBC when the latter's show ends its 19-season run in 2022. The Kelly Clarkson Show, which is owned and produced by NBC's syndication arm, launched in September 2019, the Washington Post reports. "By 2022, The Kelly Clarkson Show will be the star of our daytime entertainment schedules and an asset to our early afternoon newscasts," an NBCUniversal exec tells the Hollywood Reporter. THR notes, however, that some of the stations currently airing DeGeneres' show might opt to run news segments, which cost less, during that slot rather than Clarkson's show. A source with DeGeneres' show tells People that DeGeneres, who's been dealing with allegations of a toxic workplace, is "confident" with her decision to move on. (More Ellen DeGeneres stories.)

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