Kelly Clarkson Talk Show Picked Up by NBC — Is Days of Our Lives Doomed?

Daytime will no longer suck without her: Kelly Clarkson’s NBC talk show is officially a go, TVLine has learned, with a nationwide debut slated for fall 2019. But what does that mean for daytime staple Days of Our Lives?

The Kelly Clarkson Show, as the new daytime series is officially titled, has been sold to 11 NBC-owned affiliates across the country, and will air weekdays as the lead-in to Ellen in the following markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Miami, San Diego and Hartford. (It’ll also air in Boston in a different time slot.)

Hosted by the multi-platinum singer and The Voice coach, The Kelly Clarkson Show will be “a fun, energetic show that breaks with tradition,” according to the network. “In each episode, audiences will experience an hour full of remarkable stories, celebrity guests, spontaneous surprises, humor, heart and, of course, good music!”

But Clarkson’s arrival means the exit of another NBC daytime series — and it could very well be the long-running soap opera Days of Our Lives, which has aired on NBC since 1965, totaling more than 13,000 episodes. The Peacock network had no comment on what will be leaving to make room for Kelly Clarkson when reached by TVLine, but Days is only renewed through next summer, and has been on the cancellation bubble for years as one of the last classic soaps still airing in network daytime.

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