The Kelly Clarkson Talk Show Could Take Ellen DeGeneres' Spot

Lawrence Kim
January 27, 2021

Per Page Six, because of this, The Kelly Clarkson Show might take her slot.

Ellen DeGeneres may not be dancing so hard amid rumors over the future of her show.

DeGeneres' current TV deal is set to expire at the end of this month, per a report by Page Six, with DeGeneres and her team set to try and renegotiate in the wake of accusations of workplace mistreatment and subsequent firings of producers. Because of this drop, The Kelly Clarkson Show-which now airs after Ellen in most syndication markets - could be the best choice take over the 3 p.m. slot if the long running show does come to an end.

We're told that NBC chiefs wooed pop star Clarkson, 38, for years before she launched her eponymous show - produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution - in September of 2019.

It became the most-watched new daytime talk show in seven years, winning three Daytime Emmys last year, including one for Clarkson as best entertainment talk show host. Not only that, the time slot which "Ellen" now occupies is extremely valuable, which is why "The Kelly Clarkson Show" may end up swooping in on the slot.

On the other hand, the American Idol alum's talk show hit a season high last month and matched the DeGeneres' figures for the first time ever.

While Ellen getting replaced is out of the question because of her owning the rights to her show, the same time slot could be handed over to someone else as the show producers at Telepictures want to stick to the prestigious 3pm period.

There is no word yet on if this is true from either Kelly or Ellen's reps.

DeGeneres responded to the allegations over the summer, saying that the quick growth of the show made it impossible for her to oversee everything happening behind the scenes.

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