Kelly Clarkson has enjoyed incredible success in the early running of her talk show “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” After Season 1, the show nabbed three Daytime Emmy Nominations and Clarkson took home the Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host, per Deadline. The “American Idol” alum celebrated her win on Twitter, and surprised fans when she thanked her estranged husband, Brandon Blackstock. “Thank you so much to @BBlackstock for believing in me & convincing me to do @KellyClarksonTV show,” the TV host tweeted. Blackstock had worked as Clarkson’s manager during their marriage, per Taste Of Country, and his instincts for her to host turned out to be on point.
Season 2 of the show was even more successful. Per Talent Recap, “The Kelly Clarkson Show” picked up six Daytime Emmy nominations for the June 25 show, including Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show. The show was even was nominated for Outstanding Original Song for “Cabana Boy Troy.” Despite the playful title, “Cabana Boy Troy” was inspired by tragedy. Clarkson helped Shannon Zeeman write a love song for her husband Troy Zeeman. The couple attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival in 2017 when a gunman opened fire on the crowd, per The Boot. “Cabana Boy Troy” was named after Shannon’s pet name for her husband. Pretty inspiring stuff.
On the heels of the Emmy nominations, Clarkson got even bigger news. Read on for that!
Kelly Clarkson is taking a certain someone's daytime slot
Kelly Clarkson is poised to become the new queen of daytime television, as it was announced that “The Kelly Clarkson Show” will take over the time slot for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in Fall 2022, per The Hollywood Reporter. “By 2022, ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ will be the star of our daytime entertainment schedules,” Valari Staab, president of NBCUniversal Local said in a statement, per THR. “The Kelly Clarkson Show is one of the most optimistic success stories in first-run syndication,” another official at NBCUniversal added. Wow!
This comes after Ellen DeGeneres announced “Ellen” would be ending in 2022 after Season 19. In 2020, allegations against DeGeneres surfaced as she was accused of creating a “toxic” work environment. On “TODAY” on May 13, DeGeneres said she felt targeted in her downfall. “I thought something was going on with that, because it was too orchestrated, it was too coordinated,” she said. The long-time host admitted the allegations took a toll. “No, I’m not bulletproof and no, I don’t have thick skin,” she added. “I’m extremely sensitive to the point of it’s not healthy how sensitive I am.” According to DeGeneres, her plan all along was to quit after 2022. “Two years ago, I signed a deal … I always knew in my heart that Season 19 would be my last,” she said.
Well, all hail Kelly Clarkson! This is huge.
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