She’s got the Oscar and a bunch of other awards. Now Jennifer Hudson is coming to afternoon TV.
JHud will host her own syndicated talk show beginning in the fall, from Warner Bros. Telepictures. The show will have Ellen DeGeneres’s old producers, Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly. It will air on Fox TV Stations, at least for now, as it makes its way into the crowded field of syndicated shows.
What is clear is that JHud will be a competitor for Kelly Clarkson. Now we will have two talk shows hosted by “American Idol” graduates. How long before Carrie Underwood tries this?
Hudson will be able to do what Clarkson does– sing her heart out as much she wants. I will watch every day if she does that! She has the best voice in pop R&B, hands down.
She also has tremendous empathy. Hudson has a lot of loss in her life, so I think she’ll be good not just with celebrities but in those crucial segments with real people.
“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 Wednesday.