"THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW" EARNS EARLY RENEWAL FROM NBCUNIVERSAL
Fall Season's #1 New Syndicated Show Gets Pick Up for 2020-21
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Nov. 18, 2019 - "The Kelly Clarkson Show," the #1 new daytime show, has been renewed through the 2020-21 season by NBCUniversal.
The hourlong syndicated daytime show, produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Television Distribution, airs in 100% of the country on more than 200 stations.
"The Kelly Clarkson Show," which debuted Sept. 9, is bringing in bigger ratings than any other newcomer in daytime and had the strongest start to any new first-run strip in seven years with an average of 1.9 million viewers per episode. The show is in fourth place among syndicated daytime talk shows that have been on the air for decades.
In digital, the show's social platforms have gained more than 1.5 million subscribers since September.
"'The Kelly Clarkson Show' is connecting with viewers in a unique way and we are so happy to build on that momentum, bringing Kelly's brand of humor, heart, and, of course, the incredible 'Kellyoke,' to stations for a second season," said Tracie Wilson, Executive Vice President, Creative Affairs, NBCUniversal Television Distribution. "It is a privilege to be in business with Kelly and our production team, led by Alex Duda, who have a clear creative vision and a talent for storytelling and creating quality entertainment that invites you in for a good time and leaves you feeling happy."
Clarkson kicks off each episode with "Kellyoke," a segment where she covers a recent or classic song by artists that her audience feels a connection to. "Kellyoke" covers include "Juice" by Lizzo, "Think" by Aretha Franklin, Taylor Swift's "Delicate" and "Alone" by Heart, among others. After the performance, Clarkson interviews a panel of guests that includes a mix of celebrities and everyday people. Some notable celebrity guests include Chance the Rapper, John Cena, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Garner, Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, John Legend, Jay Leno, Jason Momoa, Tyler Perry, Blake Shelton and others. She has also performed duets with multiple guests, including Garth Brooks, Cyndi Lauper and Ben Platt.
Segments range from doing the first ever original "American Idol" reunion show, featuring Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Justin Guarini, to giving back to everyday community heroes. In her first week on air, she helped to transform the lives of music teachers across the country with a Universal Studios "Tram of Dreams" surprise. "Good Neighbor," "Rad Human" and #WhatI'mLiking segments shine the spotlight on veterans, foster care and local heroes beating the odds.
"The Kelly Clarkson Show" is produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. Alex Duda is executive producer and showrunner. Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock are also executive producers. The show is taped in front of a live studio audience on the Universal Studios lot in Universal City, Calif.
For where to watch: check your local listings.
For information on tickets, visit: "The Kelly Clarkson Show" website.
ABOUT KELLY CLARKSON:
Kelly Clarkson is host of the syndicated daytime program "The Kelly Clarkson Show." She recently announced a Las Vegas Residency, Kelly Clarkson: Invincible, which kicks off on April 1, 2020. Her critically acclaimed Grammy nominated eighth studio album, "Meaning of Life," and is among the most popular artists of this era with total worldwide sales of more than 25 million albums and 36 million singles. The Texas-born singer-songwriter first came to fame in 2002 as the winner of the first season of "American Idol." Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This," followed and quickly went to #1 on Billboard's Hot 100, ultimately ranking as the year's best-selling single in the U.S. Further, Clarkson is one of pop's top singles artists, with 18 singles boasting multi-platinum, platinum and gold certifications around the world, including such global favorites as "Miss Independent" and "Because of You." Clarkson has released eight studio albums (Thankful, Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted, Stronger, Wrapped In Red, Piece By Piece, Meaning of Life), one greatest hits album, and two children's books (New York Times Top 10 best seller River Rose and the Magical Lullaby and the follow up River Rose and the Magical Christmas). She is the recipient of an array of awards including three GRAMMY Awards, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, two American Country Awards, and one Country Music Association Award. She is also the first artist to top each of Billboard's pop, adult contemporary, country and dance charts. 2019 has already seen Clarkson host the Billboard Music Awards for a second consecutive year, voice the character of Moxy in STXFilms' UglyDolls and reclaim her red chair for the 17th season of The Voice following back-to-back wins as coach last year on seasons 14 and 15.
ABOUT NBCUNIVERSAL TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION:
NBCUniversal Television Distribution is responsible for the production, sales and distribution of NBCUniversal products to broadcast television within the United States. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, in broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes "Access Hollywood," "Access Daily," "All Access," "The Kelly Clarkson Show," "Judge Jerry," "Maury" and "The Steve Wilkos Show." In addition, the division distributes the retro television broadcast network Cozi TV and weekend syndicated series "On the Money" and "Open House." Current off-network programming includes "American Ninja Warrior," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Chicago P.D" and "Dateline."