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Kelly Clarkson Daytime Talk Show A Go For Fall 2019 Launch

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Daytime will have a new talker come the fall of 2019.  Grammy-winner, Kelly Clarkson’s new syndicated series, The Kelly Clarkson Show has been picked up.

According to Deadline, NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution had sold the show to the NBC Owned TV Station group for a fall 2019 debut.

Kelly’s new show will air as the lead-in for The Ellen DeGeneres show in all but one market. This is the time slot previously held by Steve Harvey and his talk show for the last seven seasons. The future of Harvey’s show remains unclear, but it looks to have been replaced by Clarkson.

The Kelly Clarkson Show is the first first-run syndication series developed after the fall 2016 restructuring at NBCU, which saw NBC head of alternative Paul Telegdy take over the first-run syndication division. Telegdy and his unscripted team that recruited Clarkson for NBC’s The Voice.

The singer’s new talker is described as a fun, energetic show that breaks with tradition. Each episode will feature stories, celebrity guests, surprises, humor and music.  Clarkson and  her husband, Brandon Blackstock are executive producers.

So, how do you think Kelly will do in the daytime talk show arena? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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sam
sam

Thank god she is not replacing days,goodbye steve.

sam jones
sam jones

This is GREAT! Did DAYS just dodge a BULLET?

Jovin
Jovin

Im glad Days is staying AND that Kelly gets her show! She is hilarious!!! She is self deprecating and is not full of herself at all! I think she will be a big hit!!!!

DzzDee
DzzDee

I do not like her talking voice. Loud and irritating! Please give me another talk show, reality show. Give me reason to save on my cable bill, I will soon abandon cable and stay with Antenna TV/Online purchases. more classic comedy and less junk.

Steve
Steve

She’s been waiting for a moment like this

Joe
Joe

Who makes these ridiculous decisions? What makes Kelly Clarkson an expert at anything besides singing? This will not last. I’ll give it one season.

rebecca1
rebecca1

No talk show host is an “expert.” They’re just entertainers or personalities who people either like or don’t. If they have dynamic personalities and have good guests, the network has itself a winner for a fraction of the cost of a soap.

James
James

It’s my understanding that the show will be network-run, but I may stand corrected.

Anyway, newer talk shows haven’t had the best of luck as of late, never going beyond one or two seasons like Anderson, Katie, the Fab Life, etc, with probably The Talk and The Real being the only ones who’ve managed to stick around for as long as they have.

Best of luck for this (as it probably is going to be syndicated overseas as well) and hopefully it doesn’t affect Days at all.

Ellen Edvardsen
Ellen Edvardsen

Way too many talk shows. I would much prefer to bring back some soaps!

lieueitak
lieueitak

How does a talk show with stories, humor, celebrity guests, music, and surprises break with tradition? It sounds pretty bland to me, but as long as soaps aren’t impacted, it’s fine with me.

Timmm
Timmm

Hello Kelly, good by Steve! Can StrayHANDS be next? PLEASE!

rebecca1
rebecca1

On an objective note, I think Kelly Clarkson’s great. She’s packed with personality and if anyone can host a talk show, I think hers will be one worth checking out.

On a more concerned note, these afternoon shows that are creeping up on the same stations that produce the remaining soaps are a real threat. None of the four bring in huge ratings or profit and I feel these talk shows are a test drive; if they can attract a large enough audience (and they’re waaaaay cheaper to produce) our soaps will be gone sooner rather than later.

LOL! So I think Kelly should insist…on a late night spot!

Harry
Harry

Yikes! Who on earth thought giving Kelly Clarkson her own show was a good idea?

Patrick
Patrick

I certainly – hope – @DAYS of OUR Lives ; has dodged a bullet

because this would be barf all over if it was Ms. Clarkson who sealed our fate

“Kelly” : “YOU ARE A star” okay ? your debut and/or foray in to the public light as host/spokesperson on the Voice… was immature … you over the topped fell over every thing. GUSH no more ! just work your personality with research and insight in to the persons guesting; on YOUR new talk show. talk about the struggle of making and producing MUSIC how it is to find writers. give us inroad insight and intellect about what I find the most fascinating in the art world. I will always rank in this order

1. Music
2. athletic professionals
3. Theatre
4. cinematic (movie) acting
5 telee STARS

so chill … and or not. you have made it a go.

I DO GIVE SERIOUS PROP TO HER public and caring stance on LGBT. I applaud her. for this I will support

susan sodden
susan sodden

Kelly I think you are doing good… how come your guest don’t have a fluid…. I noticed the Simon just started drinking your drink.. Water is okay on a small budget… lol

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‘Edge of Night’ Mainstay Forrest Compton Dies Following Complications From COVID-19

Sad news to report this Monday.  The longtime star of CBS’ and then ABC’s The Edge of Night, Forrest Compton. has passed away due to complications from COVID-19. Forrest died on Sunday at the age of 94.

His death was reported and confirmed by Compton’s friends and an article in the Shelter Island Reporter.

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As Edge of Night and longtime daytime fans know, Forrest played Monticello’s district attorney, Mike Karr.  He played this key role from 1971 until the show’s cancellation in 1984.  The show was originally titled “The Edge of Night” and eventually just became “Edge of Night”.   The soap which was steeped in murder mysteries ran on CBS from 1956–1975 and on ABC from 1975–1984,   In addition, Forrest along with his on-screen wife, Ann Flood (Nancy Karr) were one of the most popular duos in daytime.

Not only did Compton appear on EON, but he also had soap roles on As the World Turns, One Life to Live and All My Children.   In primetime, Forrest was best known for his role on Gomer Pyle: USMC opposite  Jim Nabors and Frank Sutton as Lieutenant Colonel Edward Gray.

In a heartwarming story where fan meets actor and helps him out (according to the Shelter Island Reporter) Compton was only slated to appear in two episodes a week for the next 13 weeks on The Edge of Night, when he needed an apartment in New York City near the studio, so when he heard about a one-bedroom on East 72nd he went to see Al, the super.  Forrest later learned that Al was such a devotee of  The Edge of Night that he locked his office door every day at 2 p.m. to watch uninterrupted. When Forrest mentioned that he had just been hired to play Mike Karr, the super said, “You’re getting that apartment.”’

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Sharon Gabet who starred as Raven on Edge of Night, posted on Facebook, a tribute and remembrance of her former co-star: “Woody, as he was affectionately known to all of us on The Edge of Night, was a master professional, hilarious, smart, kind and gentle. I spoke with him a couple years ago on his birthday and he was active and happy in his retirement. Rest in peace, Woody, and give hugs and kisses to Larkin, Lois, Dennis, Nick, Joel, Irving and all the other EDGE alumni up there.  THE story about Woody. He was on EON when they were LIVE. It was brutal, but Woody was one of the best “straight face” men in the business. So he is doing a scene with Nancy his wife (the glorious Ann Flood – another “straight face” master). He walks in the kitchen and sits down and his line was supposed to be “Gee, it’s hard to get up in the morning.” as Nancy gave him his coffee. Instead, Mike Karr says on national TV, “Gee it’s hard to get IT up in the morning, Nancy.” There was pandemonium among the crew during the commercial break as you can imagine.”

Now below, watch the opening title sequence fro the The Edge of Night over the years, many of which feature Forrest as Mike Karr at the very opening or at the end as one of the series most well-known and beloved characters.

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Then, share your condolences and remembrances on the passing of Forrest Compton in the comment section.

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EMPIRE’s Final Season Cut Short Due To COVID-19; Series Finale Now Set For April 21

Will we now ever know just how the lives of Empire’s Lucious  (Terrence Howard) and Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) and their dysfunctional family will resolve now that the series has had to scrap two of their planned episodes in their final season?  The sixth and final season was scheduled to run for a total of 20 episodes.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the production shutdown left them with only 18 episodes tht could be completed.

That means, as first announced during last night’s episode of Empire via voice-over: “Get ready for the shocking final three episodes of ‘Empire,’”  that reveal let viewers of Empire know there was change in plans.”  Now, the shortened season and series finale end on FOX on April 21st.

Reports also note that episode 19 was partially shot and that footage of that unfinished episode will be cut into the finale.

As to what happens with the character of Jamal Lyon played by Jussie Smollett, who everyone knows ran into significant trouble with the law; on last reports executives said he would not be back for the final episodes of the series, although there has still have been mentions of the character throughout season 6.

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Come April 21st, there still may be more Empire in our future, if  FOX executives decide to greenlight a potential spinoff headlined Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon; that first came to light earlier this year in January as being in heavy discussions.

So, what do you think of how Empire will wrap-up after 6 seasons? Do you feel short-changed, or glad they are trying to work in everything they shot to deliver some kind of series finale for fans of the primetime soap? Comment below.

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Soap Vet and All My Children Alum John Callahan Dead At 66

Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to follow this breaking story as remembrances are shared by John’s former co-stars throughout the day and night.

Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Please share your condolences with Kaya and Eva and the Callahan family below, and let us know your thoughts on this heartbreaking loss on the death of John Callahan via the comment section.

 

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