NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has announced that the upcoming daytime talk show “Harry,” hosted by Harry Connick, Jr., has been picked up in more than 80 percent of the U.S. to date for its debut in national broadcast syndication next fall.
“Harry” will reflect the unparalleled hosting and entertainment skills of Harry Connick, Jr. as well as his broad career in music, film, television, and Broadway. “Harry” will bring the party to daytime, entertaining viewers with a live band and delivering laughter through a variety of comedic segments, hilarious man-on-the-street interviews, live musical performances, parodies, audience participation and plenty more surprises.
NBCUniversal has set “Late Show with David Letterman” alums Eric and Justin Stangel as exec producers of “Harry.”
The talk-variety skew of “Harry” sounds like a departure for the Fox stations, which typically favor topical daytime talkers and court shows.
“We really look forward to Harry Connick, Jr.’s next hit,” said Frank Cicha, senior VP of programming for Fox Television Stations. “In looking at the competition, we felt this was the right time for us to add a program like this to our mix.”
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