Move over Ellen, another American Idol face is set for daytime TV in the US.
Harry Connick Jr. is getting his own daytime variety show.
Set to premiere next September, Harry will feature man-on-the-street interviews, live musical performances, and parodies, among other “surprises,” produced by Justin and Eric Stangel (The Late Show with David Letterman).
The show will air in 17 markets on FOX, but is up for syndication to other station groups across the country.
“I’m a lucky guy. I get to be a husband to a wonderful wife, a father to three incredible daughters, and an entertainer to the most amazing fans. And now, I’m honored to be able to put smiles on people’s faces on a daily basis,” said Connick in a statement. “Working with the amazingly talented and hysterical Stangel Brothers is a dream come true. Harry will be an hour filled with fun, music and laughter. Fasten your seat belts – it’s gonna be one heck of a good time!”
“We could not be more excited to partner with Harry Connick Jr. on this multi-faceted entertainment show. We believe Harry will emerge as daytime TV’s most distinctive, talented, relatable, and consistently funny hosts,” said NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and NBC Broadcast Operations president Ed Swindler. “The Stangel Brothers’ distinguished writing and producing achievements are second to none. They will add an engaging, upbeat, and comedic energy to this multi-layered program.”
Source: Entertainment Weekly