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  • NBC Universal: Kelly's show would the "star" of daytime entertainment schedules
  • "The Kelly Clarkson Show" is currently running its second season
  • NBC officials say they have "big plans for season 3"

Singer Kelly Clarkson's talk show is all set to replace Ellen DeGeneres' daytime slot next year, NBC officials have announced.

"The Kelly Clarkson Show" Emmy-winning talk show is currently in its second season and airs in 200 stations across the country. Last year in December, the talk show was renewed for two additional seasons.

DeGeneres announced earlier this month that the 19th season will be the last of her daytime talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Valari Staab, the president of NBC Universal Local, told The Hollywood Reporter: "These are remarkable achievements for a talk show in its second season. We look forward to Ellen DeGeneres’ 19th season paired with Kelly Clarkson for what is sure to be a blockbuster year."

"By 2022, The Kelly Clarkson Show will be the star of our daytime entertainment schedules and an asset to our early afternoon newscasts," Staab said.

Tracie Wilson, the executive VP of NBC Universal Syndication Studios, told HuffPost: "Kelly and our entire production team put their heart, intent, and incredible passion into making a show that resonates with people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds."

"We’re working on some big plans for season 3 and are looking forward to becoming the premier show in daytime for years to come," she added.

Since DeGeneres' announcement about wrapping up her show, there were speculations regarding her replacement. Some rumors suggested that actress Tiffany Haddish might take over the show's slot as she had filled for the 63-year-old comedian as a host many times.

However, the actress debunked the rumors last week on "The Breakfast Club," saying: "I haven't commented on it because ain't nobody that gives those jobs talked to me about it."

DeGeneres discussed her announcement of ending the show with The Hollywood Reporter on May 12. "When you're a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it's just not a challenge anymore," she had stated.

DeGeneres debuted her talk show in 2003 and it received 64 Daytime Emmys. On the other hand, Clarkson began her show in 2019 and got nominated for Daytime Emmy Award seven times in different categories.

Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson attends the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on Jan. 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images