Jennifer Hudson Daytime Talk Show Coming to TV This Fall

Jennifer Hudson at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, — Photo by Jean_Nelson

Jennifer Hudson will be one of the newest hosts on daytime TV when The Jennifer Hudson Show premieres this fall.

The Oscar winner’s one-hour talk show will air on Fox television stations according to a Warner Bros. press release obtained Wednesday by Variety. The show will also run on Hearst stations and additional station groups.

“I have experienced so much in my life; I’ve seen the highest of the highs, the lowest of the lows, and just about everything in between, but as my mother always told me, ‘Once you think you’ve seen it all, just keep on living,’” Hudson said in a statement.

She continued, “People from around the world have been a part of my journey from the beginning — twenty years ago — and I’m so ready to join their journey as we sit down and talk about the things that inspire and move us all. I have always loved people, and I cannot wait to connect on a deeper level and let audiences see the different sides of who I am, the human being, in return.”

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The program will be Warner Bros. TV’s flagship talk show now that The Ellen DeGeneres Show is coming to an end after 19 years.

Ellen executive producers Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly were the showrunners when Hudson shot her test show on the Ellen stage last fall.

Hudson’s most recent work includes her portrayal of Aretha Franklin in the film Respect. She is also a Grammy-winning singer and got her big break by competing on American Idol.