The hourlong program, which currently airs in 100% of the country on more than 200 stations, has already been sold in national syndication to more than 75% of the U.S. for its third and fourth seasons. The show is produced and distributed by the recently renamed NBCUniversal Syndication Studios, which is currently expanding its portfolio.
“One ray of sunshine in this wildly unpredictable year is that we get to continue to deliver to stations and fans a show that brings people together,” said Tracie Wilson, Executive Vice President, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios. “This wouldn’t be possible without the heart and humor of the talented and dedicated Kelly Clarkson and our production team, led by the incomparable Alex Duda, both of whom are masters of storytelling. It’s easy to see why Emmy voters, critics and viewers have become such loyal fans of the show.”
Hosted by Emmy- and Grammy winning artist Clarkson, the critically acclaimed daytime talk show headed into its second season as the most watched new talk show in seven years. It has averaged 1.6 million viewers daily and delivers the youngest audience among the top four daytime shows. Season two features in-studio guests and a virtual in-studio audience with fans from across the country.
Clarkson’s “weekday hang” includes a mix of celebrity guests and everyday people, performances, games and her unfiltered perspective on life, relationships, parenting, kids and more.
The Kelly Clarkson Show made an unprecedented move to stay in original episodes over the summer. They continued to film remotely from Montana and from Clarkson’s home in Los Angeles during part of the COVID-19 lockdown. The syndicated series returned to its home at the Universal Studios lot to film season two in September.
In its first year on the air, The Kelly Clarkson Show received three Daytime Emmy wins, more than any other talk show in 2020. Clarkson was named Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host and the show also received a Critic’s Choice Award nomination. Showrunner and executive producer Alex Duda received a Gracie Award in 2020, which recognized The Kelly Clarkson Show as exemplary programming created by, for and about women.
The Kelly Clarkson Show is one of the most optimistic success stories in first-run syndication,” said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. “Kelly is a beloved performer and host with deep roots at NBC and we are delighted to have her continue to be a very important and treasured part of our stations’ programming.”
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