Jennifer Hudson has been tapped to replace Ellen DeGeneres, and her new talk show plans have been revealed.
Jennifer Hudson is all set to take over daytime TV.
The Oscar-winning actress will take Ellen DeGeneres’ place on the long-running talk show, which is in its final season, according to Variety.
Hudson’s show, on the other hand, isn’t being billed as DeGeneres’ replacement.
Hudson’s show, rather than being a “continuation” of DeGeneres’, is being pitched as a completely new series and will be distributed by Warner Bros.
The daytime talk show’s new flagship.
Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly, DeGeneres’ current executive producers, also ran Hudson’s test daytime show.
Hudson’s pilot episode was recently filmed on the same set as Ellen DeGeneres.
It’s now part of the pitch to television station conglomerates.
According to reports, the meetings are going well.
Hudson’s show is being developed as a “first-run syndicated broadcast TV daily strip,” with no plans to pitch it to other platforms or streamers, according to the report.
Hudson’s show has yet to be named.
Warner Bros. produced the show.
In collaboration with Telepictures, Unscripted Television.
Several key aspects of the show, such as whether it will feature a DJ or a live band, are still being worked out.
Warner Bros. conducted extensive research to fill DeGeneres’ void after her show ended.
Hudson was reportedly the most interested and ideal candidate after speaking with approximately 30 people.
Hudson has coached on both the US and UK versions of The Voice, in addition to his music and acting.
Hudson has also appeared on daytime TV.
She took home a Daytime Emmy for interactive media for a daytime program at this year’s awards ceremony.
Hudson won the award for her work as an executive producer on Oculus Quest’s “Baba Yaga.”
When DeGeneres’ contract expires in 2022, she announced in May 2021 that she will end her show after 19 seasons.
She had planned to end the show in 2019, but it was extended for another three years.
However, after a BuzzFeed investigation revealed staff members accusing DeGeneres of creating a hostile work environment, her image and reputation were tarnished.