Jennifer Hudson is preparing to embark on an exciting new chapter in her career!
The award-winning singer and actress has revealed plans for a daytime talk show that will launch this fall. The talk show, named The Jennifer Hudson Show, will air on Fox Television Stations.
While Hudson’s one-hour daytime talk show will not be replacing The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which comes to a close at the end of this year when she wraps up Season 19, The Jennifer Hudson Show will become the studio’s new flagship daytime talk show when DeGeneres says her final goodbyes later this year.
“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 shared in a statement. “People from around the world have been a part of my journey from the beginning — twenty years ago — and I’m so ready to join their journey as we sit down and talk about the things that inspire and move us all.”
She continued, “I have always loved people, and I cannot wait to connect on a deeper level and let audiences see the different sides of who I am, the human being, in return. And I couldn’t be more thrilled to do it alongside this incredible team. We’re about to have a lot of fun and shake things up a little bit!”
Hudson is no stranger to TV as she first rose to fame as a contestant on American Idol, when she wowed the Idol judges with her powerhouse vocals. She has also gone on to make appearances in dozens of films and TV shows, including her most recent film, Respect, where she starred as Aretha Franklin.
The hitmaker also released multiple studio album as a singer and has appeared in the starring role as Effie White in the 2006 film, DreamGirls, an adaption of the Tony-winning Broadway musical.
The 40-year-old Chicago native has won countless awards, including an Academy Award, two Grammy Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, to name a few.
Hudson’s one-hour talk show will debut this fall.