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Kelly Clarkson is getting her own daytime TV talk show

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Kelly Clarkson performs at the opening night ceremony of the U.S. Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. The singer is getting her own syndicated daytime talk show. (Greg Allen / Invision)
Kelly Clarkson performs at the opening night ceremony of the U.S. Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in New York. The singer is getting her own syndicated daytime talk show. (Greg Allen / Invision)
By Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times

Has daytime TV been waiting for a moment like this?

Singer Kelly Clarkson is getting her own syndicated daytime talk show. Eyeing a fall 2019 launch, “The Kelly Clarkson Show” will be produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.

The new talker helmed by the “American Idol” alum will feature a mix of celebrity guests, “remarkable” stories, and – hello – music. If that doesn’t make you catch your breath, Clarkson talked more about it during her appearance Tuesday on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, declaring that it’s “going to be a little different than anything that’s been on.”

In an official statement announcing the news, Clarkson said: “I love connecting with people, playing games, music and finding ways to help or give back to communities/organizations. Having my own talk show where I get to do all of these things is pretty much a dream job!”

The show has been picked up by 11 NBC-owned television stations in major markets, including KNBC Los Angeles, and will serve as a lead-in to stalwart “Ellen” on nearly all of them.

In addition to her talk show hosting duties, Clarkson will serve as an executive producer of the L.A.-based show, along with her husband, Brandon Blackstock.

But this doesn’t mean Clarkson is walking away from her music projects. She recently announced the 2019 U.S. tour for her eighth studio album, “Meaning of Life.” And she’ll return as a coach for season 15 of NBC’s music competition series “The Voice.”

Clarkson becomes the latest star hoping to find success in the daytime TV market that has proven to be a tough space for big names including Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira and, most recently, Harry Connick Jr.

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