She can do it all! Even though Kelly Clarkson‘s new daytime talk show is pegged for a fall debut, the program seems like it’s already getting rave reviews.
On January 23, a trailer for The Kelly Clarkson Show was leaked online for a brief moment, and in the short clip, the original American Idol champion interviews Chrissy Metz from This Is Us and Josh Groban. Kelly, 36, also performs a cover of Cardi B‘s “I Like It” for her TV audience. But that’s not all, The Voice judge even, apparently, investigates homelessness in Los Angeles. And all of that appears to have led to a positive reaction from folks who’ve seen the pilot episode of Kelly’s new show.
“Kelly has filmed the pilot,” a source recently told Us Weekly, “and the response has been great.” That said, there is still plenty to be done before the show launches in a couple of months. The insider revealed, “The production team is still fine-tuning everything because someone can test really well for daytime and then fall flat as soon as the show airs. They really want to make the show perfect. Kelly will focus on real people and real stories, and she really has a knack for making people feel comfortable.”
Well, this sounds like it will be a great time, and it won’t hurt Kelly that she will apparently be the lead-in to The Ellen Degeneres Show, the latter of which is already a massively popular show. But if there’s one person who isn’t happy at all about the From Justin to Kelly alum’s new gig, it’s Steve Harvey.
When asked at the Variety Entertainment Summit on January, 9 if he was sticking around on NBC, Steve, 62, said, “I thought I was, until they made an announcement a couple weeks ago that they wanted to give Kelly Clarkson the owned-and-operated NBC networks — that’s my slot.” He continued, “I don’t know if it sold, it’s not selling like they thought, but I thought it would have been nice of them to come to me — as the only dude who’s survived [in daytime TV] for seven years — about it. So when you do that, I gotta make announcements too. I’m working. It will be something real cute.”
Well, regardless of what happens with Steve and Kelly, we just hope one of them makes an appearance on the other person’s show. Although that may be unlikely.