Kelly Clarkson’s Talk Show Will Be the First of Its Kind When It Debuts in 2019
Move aside, Melanie Griffith — in 2018, there's no clearer working girl than Kelly Clarkson, who's officially added on to her upcoming tour duties, Voice judge responsibilities and parental obligations with official confirmation that her rumored talk show will officially premiere on NBC affiliates in 2019 before The Ellen Degeneres Show.
During a September 18 interview with The Tonight Show, Clarkson said that she's a naturally talkative person, but that filming the project's pilot included demands she didn't expect.
"I didn't think I'd ever do it, but we shot the pilot. I love talking; it's like my favorite pastime," she said with a laugh. "It's hard for me to shut up, though. You have to listen to people who come on your show, and I just keep talking. That's the only thing I've got to work on: listening."
Plus, Clarkson said the show will be the first of its kind, including live segments from her forthcoming tour and even fan request performances.
"I'm doing this thing to kind of prep for my talk show that's gonna be next year, but we're doing a live segment during my show, so every night on tour we're going live online...I've got a lot of jobs, Jimmy!" she joked. "We sing every day on the show and do this fan request thing. It's fun. In the pilot, I got people to sing with me and do little skits...It's very musical; it would be weird if it wasn't!"